Arteta admits these 2 Arsenal players are ‘making life difficult’ for him
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that two of his players have certainly not made life as a decision maker easy for him.
The Gunners appointed the Spaniard as the new manager, following the sacking of Unai Emery, who left in November after a run of poor results across all competitions.
Arteta has done his best to make an impact so far after nearly three months as the boss with Arsenal now in the hunt for a place in the top four of the Premier League.
However, the Spanish tactician’s team selection has been the subject of debate on some occasions with Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette often swapping places in the starting eleven.
Last weekend, Nketiah was once again preferred to Lacazette, even though the French star was the man who came off the bench to score the winning goal against West Ham.
After the match, Arteta revealed that he is still not entirely sure about which of the duo deserves to start on a regular basis.
Arteta told Football.London when asked why Lacazette did not start: “I have two strikers at the moment that are making life difficult for me but at the same time it’s very good. They are both scoring, they are both in a good moment.
“I decided to play Eddie today for the type of defenders they had and the game plan we had but knowing that we needed Laca in the final moments (and) he was ready to do that.
“I saw it straight away the moment I was talking with him, giving him instructions on the touchline, he was alert, focused and I could see in his face he was really determined to come out there and score the goal like he did.”