Arteta Presser After defeat to FC Porto in CL group stages


Mikel Arteta Urges Arsenal Fans to Create a Special Atmosphere for Second Leg Against Porto at the Emirates

Arsenal suffered a disappointing defeat in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Porto. The match ended with a 1-0 victory for Porto, thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Wenderson Galeno. This loss puts Arsenal in a challenging position as they now need to rally and secure a victory in the second leg to advance to the quarterfinals.

Speaking to the media Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on the club’s fans to create a special atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium for the crucial second leg against Porto. Speaking about the upcoming match, Arteta emphasized the need for a vibrant and supportive environment to boost the team’s performance.

Going for It and Building Momentum

Arteta stressed the importance of being proactive and taking the initiative in the game against Porto. He wants his team to “go for it” and build momentum from the start. This suggests that Arsenal will look to start strongly and maintain a high level of intensity throughout the match.

Managing the Game

In preparation for the second leg, Arteta highlighted the significance of managing the game effectively. This includes controlling the tempo, making tactical adjustments when necessary, and ensuring the team remains organized and disciplined throughout the match.

Referee’s Influence

Reflecting on the first leg, Arteta acknowledged the high number of fouls and mentioned that they had some help from the referee in dealing with them [2]. This suggests that he expects a similar physical game in the second leg and hopes for fair officiating.

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