Thierry Henry has insisted Arsenal have made “progress” under Mikel Arteta, however they presently lack “consistency”.
Arteta was appointed the new Gunners’ boss in December 2019 as he takes over from Unai Emery.
The former Man City assistant loved a profitable start to life as a manager. They finished the Premier League season robust and received the FA Cup for the fourteenth time.
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His first full season has been tougher for Arteta, although. Arsenal are presently tenth within the league after 28 video games. They’ve received 12 video games this season, however they’ve additionally lost eleven instances.
The Gunners picked up some of the essential victories of Arteta’s tenure thus far on Sunday. Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette scored as they beat their North London rivals Tottenham 2-1.
Talking throughout Monday Night time Football, as quoted by The Every day Star, Henry instructed that winning the FA Cup “buys” Arteta extra time:
“First of all, I might say sure [there is progress], in a approach, as a result of I feel Mikel purchased himself some time by winning the FA Cup last year.
“I do know folks will say to me, ‘sure, that was last year’, however the way in which he received it and the team he received against, I feel that introduced him time with Arsenal followers and with the team as a result of on the end of the day you have got one thing to point out on the end of the season.
“Now, what I feel the team lacks is consistency. I do know folks all the time use the phrase consistency, it is a big phrase, however that is what they should do.
“I generally put it right down to their video games. Generally I watch Arsenal’s first half, they do not appear to assume they’ll win.
“Then once they’re ready the place they should come back and give it a go, it seems like, why did not you start that approach?
“Yesterday you could possibly see they needed to win the sport, I feel Tottenham additionally made it somewhat simpler for them on the day.
“However I can see progress, now it must move to consistency, that is going to be key.”