Mikel Arteta, the technical director of the Arsenal team, professional in its Egyptian international ranks, Mohamed Elneny, confirmed that the Tottenham derby is one of the most important matches, especially with it being held at the Emirates Stadium, the stronghold of the Gunners, where the fiery confrontation will take place on Sunday, at the top of the sixth round of the league competition. Excellent English.
“It is more than an important match for us because it is in our stadium. We know how it affects our fans as well,” Arteta said at the match press conference. “The players understand very well what this match means, the history between the two clubs and where this rivalry comes from and what it means emotionally for all our fans You have to play this game a little differently.”
Arteta added: “I hope everyone is available, so good news. We have another session before the game, but in general everyone is feeling better,” explaining, “Every player has a chance. We won’t reveal what we will do in terms of the squad but obviously there are some situations that We are taking it and trying to make the right decisions.”
On the role of the fans in supporting the team recently, the Arsenal coach explained, “What they have done in the past few weeks has been very special, they only want what is best for the club and it is completely different than just being a fan. A fan and a fan behave in different ways, and what we have experienced in the past two games is very unique. It is linked to our history.
Commenting on Arsenal’s win in the last 3 games, Arteta said, “That’s the beauty of this sport. Changes happen so fast. You have to be able to see things with a different perspective, not lose focus, try to adapt and get your best in every game, because the dynamics can To change too fast before you know it.”
Arsenal had recently qualified for the round of 16 of the English League Cup, after defeating its guest, Wimbledon, a second-tier club, by 3-0, in the match that brought them together on Wednesday evening at the Emirates Stadium, in the third round of the League Cup this season. 2021-2022.
In the League Cup, the Gunners face Leeds United, who defeated Fulham in the third round, in the round of 16.