EPL: Read What Arteta said about Arsenal players after 1-1 draw with Bournemout
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he is pleased with the performance of his team during their 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.
Dan Gosling put the home side ahead in the first-half thereby threatening to ruin Artera’s managerial debut but Emerick Aubameyang equalised for the north London side.
The Gunners showed some encouraging signs in the second half but were unable to force a winner.
Speaking to talkSPORT after the game, the former Manchester City assistant manager said he is pleased with his players.
“As I said on many occasions, I am pleased with a lot of the things I have seen today,” he said. “In terms of the attitude and the commitment and the passion that the players played with.
“The effort they put in was terrific and I didn’t expect it to hold for 90 minutes. There are things to improve, obviously.
“But a lot of things I wanted in the game actually happened, probably more often than I was expecting to.”
During his time as an Arsenal player, Arteta never failed to qualify for the Champions League, something which has become a frequent occurrence since he hung up his boots in 2016.
He added: “Everything we are trying to do is convince them that, if we do things a certain way, it will be better for them.
“And they will enjoy more, their profession. And this can be things related on the pitch and off the pitch
“Obviously the fact I know a lot of people in this organisation is very, very helpful and they have been superb towards me.