Modified 02 Feb 2020, 23:58 IST
Mikel Arteta highlighted the situation of the Turf Moor pitch as a problem for Arsenal of their 0-Zero draw with Burnley.
After spurning two wonderful early probabilities on Sunday, by means of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal struggled for lengthy intervals and had been arguably fortunate to flee with a degree as Jay Rodriguez hit the underside of the crossbar for Burnley late on.
Arteta accepted his aspect lacked consistency of their efficiency, however he additionally took the chance to attract consideration to the state of the pitch.
“The situations had been tough,” the Spaniard advised a information convention. “The grass was this lengthy [raising fingers to exaggerate the length of the grass], they didn’t put any water on it and clearly that is not a really useful factor to play soccer.”
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Requested whether or not such situations ought to have been anticipated by Arsenal, Arteta replied with a smile: “Completely. I did not water the pitch yesterday within the coaching floor, so I used to be anticipating it.
“That does not make it simpler to play. However it’s the sport. They [Burnley] do rather well what they do. It is their power, you might be allowed to do it, so it’s important to adapt.
“We tailored rather well in some moments … and in some others it wasn’t the grass, it is the standard and what they do, they do rather well and we couldn’t address that in the correct method.”
Assessing his group’s efficiency, Arsenal’s head coach added: “We had been unbelievable in some moments, however we had been so sloppy and we put ourselves in large hassle with loads of pointless conditions that we’ve got to enhance, as a result of that offers the opponent a possibility. We have to enhance that quite a bit.”
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