Cyprus Mail
Football Premier League Sport

Arteta says some players did not give their all this season

europa league semi final second leg arsenal v villarreal
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta talks with his players

With Arsenal set to end the season without a major trophy and facing the possibilty of missing out on Europe for the first time in 25 years, manager Mikel Arteta said a few of his players did not give their all for the club.

Arsenal have only a slim chance of playing in the Europa League next season and need to make up a four-point gap with three games left to even qualify for the Europa Conference League, UEFA’s new third-tier competition.

Ahead of Wednesday’s game against London rivals Chelsea, Arteta was asked if he thought his players had given their maximum this season and he said a “majority of them” had but certain players had not.

When pressed on how he could change that, the Spaniard told reporters: “Finding a different way to do it, challenging them again, putting somebody next to them to try to push them again.”

The Spaniard added that some of his players were unable to develop further.

“Some of them can get to a certain level and you cannot push them any further,” he added. “You want to evolve them but it’s not possible.”

Related posts

On this day in 2008: Redknapp named as Tottenham boss

Press Association

Raducanu not worried about coaching situation ahead of return to the court

Press Association

Mussolini’s great grandson named in Lazio squad for first time

Reuters News Service

Barca condemn ‘violent’ acts Koeman faced after Real Madrid defeat

Reuters News Service

As good as it gets: Morgan hails England’s blistering start to World Cup

Press Association

‘I do believe in myself’, says Solskjaer despite hitting rock bottom

Press Association