Tue. May 17th, 2022
evening standard

Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah has been the point men for Arsenal in recent weeks, alongside Gabriel Martinelli, but Lacazette and Nketiah are out of contract in the summer.

The uncertainty over Lacazette and Nketiah’s futures are further complicated by the situation surrounding Pierre-emerick Aubameyang, whose disciplinary issues reportedly emanated from a late return from Gabon where he was visiting his ill mother.

Arteta in his exclusive interview dismissed claims of being a dictator as he said: “I don’t establish my authority by being dictatorial or being ruthless.

The Arsenal boss also revealed that he is trying to resolve the varying issues hanging over Arsenal strike options.

“I just ask for respect and commitment. At this level, if I don’t get that I pack my bags and go somewhere else because that is the minimum I can ask for.

“I am sorry but I am going to expect that from everybody who works for the club. First of all myself, and the day I don’t do that I walk through that door and go and do something else. It is as clear as that.

“To be successful you have to be passionate about something and you want to represent a club of this size with its history, that is the minimum standard you have to bring.

“I am not going to ask anybody to put the ball into the top corner every time they hit it, but I will ask them to do the right things every single day for this club. That is for sure.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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