UK time is: 10:34:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Arteta Pleased With Defence

Mikel Arteta has said the hard work that the players have been doing on the training pitch is more than returning the rewards during games.

Speaking to arsenal.com the midfielder said our defensive improvements over the last few weeks were their for all to see, and it was giving us the perfect basis to build from and pick up more wins.

'We have been trying to get everything tight and be more solid. Now we are on a run, we are keeping it together and getting clean sheets. That's important.'

It was a good performance overall against West Bromwich Albion, and Arteta was pleased to take all 3 points.

'I am pleased we won. We have a break now and it leaves you with a really bad sensation if you don't win before one of those. We know we have the talent and desire in our team to get better.'

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Arsenal Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 8 2011

Time: 4:29PM

Your Comments

Well said Arteta, one of the many leaders now in our team.
phreddy
it is good if we keep it tight. we were very efficient in the last 10 games & i hope we keep it that way rather that going all out attacking & neglecting the defensive duty we were so prone to. that's the way titles are won
Joe_@**
We still look shakey from time to time, but I guess it takes a while for things to mesh together. For the most part of the season three out of our four defenders have been brand new to the team, that's not an easy thing to deal with.
Rocky7
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

A Busted Flush (Thursday October 23 2014)

Isn't It The Sign Of A Great Team? (Thursday October 23 2014)

Team News: Anderlecht vs Arsenal (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Anderlecht v Arsenal Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

The State Of Play (Sunday October 19 2014)

Arsenal v Hull City Match Preview (Friday October 17 2014)

Scouting Report Hull City (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 58
2. Naijagunner 49
3. paul_ownz 39
4. Galway Gooner 36
5. Guyfox 28
6. Joe_@** 21
7. shewore 19
8. Rocky7 12
9. Nwankwo25 10
10. damiano_tommassi 8

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11

Breaking League News

Dull and uninspiring
Everton : 24/10/2014 10:00:00
Madrid Want a Permanent Deal!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 07:48:00
Happy Birthday Roman
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 07:32:00
Cech Heading for Turkey?
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 07:31:00
Whelan suffers fractured leg
Stoke : 24/10/2014 00:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 4%
Giroud 2%
Podolski 2%
Ramsey 2%
Sanchez 33%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 5%
Welbeck 50%