The international break is finally over, which means that Arsenal host Bournemouth tomorrow in the Premier League. The manager and his team will be hoping to turn their form around after the Gunner’s last two matches which saw them lose away to both Stoke City than Liverpool. Ahead of the game, the manager spoke to the press about a variety of topics.
The manager wished Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain well in his new adventure at Liverpool and thanked him for his contribution over the last few years, little that it was. He also went onto speak about his departure should lead the way for Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock to get more game time. The youngsters will most likely get a run out in the Europa League, with the first game of competition on Thursday against German side Cologne. The team will definitely be rotated before they travel to Stanford Bridge on Sunday to play Chelsea.
He also said that he has no concern about Alexis’s mentality and that he will be fully focused and back to his best soon enough. He wasn’t at full fitness in the game against Liverpool but should fall back in his stride against Bournemouth.
There was also some good news about Santi Cazorla, with the manager saying that he’s starting to run again after recovering from his string of operations. However, it won’t be until after Christmas when the player will be able to play again.