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Arteta reveals reason why Martinelli, Jesus and Saka trio is failing after West Ham result



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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has addressed the underperformance of his team’s frontline trio, comprising Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, and Gabriel Martinelli, following their defeat against West Ham United. Emphasizing the need for improved finishing, Arteta highlighted the trio’s prior successes while recognizing the broader contributions of the team, despite the front three’s current challenge.

After a disappointing 2-0 loss to West Ham, Arsenal missed an opportunity to climb to the top of the Premier League. Despite their offensive efforts, including close attempts by Saka and missed chances by Jesus, the team was unable to overcome the resilient opposition. Former Arsenal player Konstantinos Mavropanos further extended West Ham’s lead, sealing the outcome with a 96th-minute penalty saved by Arsenal’s David Raya.

In the aftermath of the match, Arteta reflected on the front three’s performance, acknowledging their collective 10 league goals and stressing the importance of converting opportunities. Despite their limited output, Arteta’s recognition of the team’s overall positive contributions amidst these challenges provides insight into his measured approach and continued belief in the team’s capabilities.

Mikel Arteta on the front three having just 10 league goals between them: “What we need is to finish the actions better, they’ve done it [before], they did it last year. We are where we are, we are [near] the top of the league with those numbers as well, so that means that the team does a lot of good things.” Mikel Arteta told the media.

As Arsenal prepares for their next fixture against Fulham, Arteta’s perspective on the front three’s potential resurgence offers a glimpse of his strategic focus and determination to propel the team forward amid the rigors of the Premier League.

As the 2023/24 campaign unfolds, Arteta’s leadership and tactical acumen will be crucial in steering Arsenal towards their desired successes, ensuring that the team’s attacking prowess is revitalized and instrumental in achieving their aspirations in the fiercely competitive Premier League.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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