Mikel Arteta admits he is not enjoying watching European football this season. Because Arsenal were not involved. But it will take advantage of the lack of games in the middle of the week as much as possible.
Arsenal missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years. Before that was when Arsene Wenger just took over. New clubs in 1996.
Arteta was hurt by seeing seven English clubs play in European football. But they hope to take advantage of the fact that they can spend more time on the training ground.
“I can’t even look at it that way. Because every time there is European football, I don’t enjoy watching those games,” Arteta said.
We have to make the most of it, and hopefully benefit from it. We try to be open with the players as much as possible. To convey their ideas, to spend more time together and compete better when the opportunity arises.
One player Arteta believes could benefit from more time spent together is Emile Smith Rowe, who just missed out on the latest England cap despite fans calling for Garet. Southgate shied away from him, with
Smith Rowe interning in the starting XI last year but has made just 14 full league games for Arsenal
Arteta says being fixed on playing for England may not be a good thing for him right now.
“He needs his consistency and level up. There are players who played more than 300 games in the Premier League and not the team we (the fans) want all happened very quickly, “
” I had to be patient. This is the first year he’s consistently shown a performance at a level you would consider a call-up for the national team and it didn’t happen immediately. Sometimes it’s not a good thing.”
Ben White also missed out on the national team but Arteta replied: “England have an unbelievable team and they have their level in every tournament. Ben has talent, it’s not a question and If you’ve seen his improvement over the past two seasons, He’s going in the right direction.”