15 Jan Arsenal hit by fatigue in draw with Crystal Palace
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says fatigue is starting to take a toll on his team after a uninteresting 0-Zero draw with Crystal Palace within the Premier League on Thursday.
The Gunners had received three straight within the league however might discover no acquire a fourth towards Palace who had been unfortunate not come away with all three factors on the Emirates.
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“We created lots of conditions towards the low block however lacked the ultimate high quality. We most likely did not do sufficient to win the sport,” Arteta instructed Sky Sports activities after the sport.
“We’re taking part in lots of video games and you’ll see fatigue is paying a value, many gamers aren’t contemporary.
“We had a interval that was fatigue-related the place we stored giving the ball away. We lacked the standard within the closing third to win the sport.”
Arsenal dominated possession within the second half however failed to present Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita a lot to do.
Arteta attributed the shortage of sharpness in entrance of aim to drained legs.
“Some freshness and high quality within the closing third was lacking. We had lots of entries into the ultimate third however no large, large possibilities,” he stated.
“I needed to see a win in the present day and to attain just a few objectives however we had been fatigued. We gave the ball away, however I can’t fault the spirit. It wasn’t sufficient.
“Kieran Tierney is an actual risk and the best way we assault on the left is de facto vital however he’s injured and we now have to discover a answer. He can have an MRI scan tomorrow.
“Roy Hodgson has executed that each one via his profession, that’s how they beat lots of large teams. We had the plan we simply did not have the execution.”
Arsenal remained 11th within the desk with the draw. They are going to subsequent host Newcastle within the Premier League on Monday.