Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

Arteta worried about Arsenal’s killer instinct in tight games

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta mentioned on Wednesday his facet’s poor kind within the Premier League is a continuing supply of fear and that he was making an attempt to get to the basis of the issue for his or her failure to attain in tight video games.

Arsenal are 14th within the standings having misplaced 4 of their final six video games, with three losses coming in opposition to groups who beat them by a single aim.

Arteta mentioned Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers left a “really bad taste” and the Spaniard is ready to make adjustments for Thursday’s Europa League recreation in opposition to Rapid Vienna.

“I’m really worried about the results and the margins that we are losing games,” Arteta informed reporters.

“When we analyse the games afterwards – ‘why are we losing these games when they are so tight?’ – there is a reason that sometimes you win it and sometimes you lose it, but we need to recover.

“Sometimes it’s a lack of confidence in certain moments because we conceded as well… Then obviously the goals we need to score to win football matches more consistently.”

Arsenal have already certified for the knockout levels with 4 wins.

David Luiz is dominated out after his conflict of heads with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez however Arteta mentioned the defender might return on Sunday when Arsenal face native rivals and league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

“I think he will be fit to play if the scar is healing properly and he’s comfortable heading the ball,” Arteta mentioned.

Arteta added that Thomas Partey has began coaching individually however he was not sure if the midfielder could be match for the derby.

Thursday’s match will mark the primary time a Premier League workforce welcomes again followers to the stadium amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with 2,000 being allowed to attend.

“It’s going to be extraordinary to have them back. It’s going to feel strange,” Arteta added. “I’m feeling sorry for thousands of fans who want to make it and won’t be able to be there.”