Mikel Arteta has dismissed doubts from Thierry Henry over Arsenal’s progress below his administration as “simply one other opinion”.
Arsenal have received 10 factors from their final 4 Premier League video games however Henry has questioned this week whether or not issues are getting into “the proper course” below the Spaniard.
Arteta got here below strain after the Gunners began the season with three successive league defeats which left the membership within the relegation zone, nevertheless, an upturn in type lifted them to eleventh earlier than the worldwide break.
Requested whether or not he had learn Henry’s feedback, Arteta, named supervisor of the month for September, mentioned: “I have not. I’m simply listening to them from you.”
Henry, Arsenal’s document goalscorer, additionally mentioned Arsenal had “suffered” of their goalless draw at Brighton of their most up-to-date league recreation.
Pressed on whether or not it was useful for a former participant to make such remarks, the Arsenal supervisor added: “It is simply one other opinion. It’s important to respect that.”
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Regardless of their improved run of outcomes, Arteta says his squad can enhance their scoring type having netted 5 league objectives.
“It is one thing that actually we are able to do higher,” he mentioned. “We will enhance our effectivity in entrance of aim. Once we get that stability proper it’s going to assist us to win extra video games.”
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Arteta expects former captain Patrick Vieira to obtain a heat reception from the house followers when his Crystal Palace facet go to Emirates Stadium on Monday, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Vieira captained Arsenal to 3 league titles and 4 FA Cup triumphs as a participant, famously main the ‘Invincibles’ who went a full Premier League marketing campaign unbeaten in 2003-04.
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“He is an Arsenal legend and I hope he will get the reception he deserves for what he did as a participant and an individual,” Arteta mentioned.
“He was the captain of the membership in essentially the most profitable period and it is nice to have him again.”
After ending his enjoying profession following a stint with Manchester Metropolis in 2011, Vieira managed New York Metropolis and French facet Good earlier than changing Roy Hodgson at Palace in July.
“He has had a few experiences and is aware of the league very well and you may see what he’s making an attempt to implement at Palace,” Arteta added.