Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has termed Southampton as a ‘very dangerous’ side ahead of his side’s clash tomorrow. The Arsenal boss went on to add that the German side is very aggressive and facing them would be challenging for his boys.
“They are a very German side. A manager who has the team into pressing mode, they are really aggressive, really good on the counter-press, really good on the transition, they know what they’re doing and they all seem very committed to him. A very dangerous team,” the club’s official website quoted Arteta as saying.
Arsenal has had a poor start this season, which was followed by a season suspension due to pandemic. They came back in the league and suffered a defeat in both the games.
They lost against Manchester City and lost 3-0. In the next match, Brighton thrashed Arsenal 2-1. The Arteta led side is currently ranked 10th in the league, 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and six behind Manchester United and Wolves in the race to qualify for European football. and ready to take on Southampton on June 25.
“A manager that has the team in pressing mode, they are really aggressive, really good on the counter-press, really good in transition, they know what they are doing, they all seem very committed to him and are a very dangerous team.”
“I know, it’s a really difficult ground to go there [St. Mary’s] I explained what the qualities of Southampton are, they are a really dangerous team. They have no fear, they go for it, they really believe in what they do and they competed really well so we have to be ready and on Thursday we will be ready.” Arteta further added.