🎵 Kumbaya, my lord, kumbaya 🎵
Palace are a better side than people give them credit for… that was a big result for us. (Yes I’m saying this after the pool result but I did feel like it on the day).I think Arteta’s biggest struggle here has been his lack of ability to put games to bed. The Palace win was a bit misleading, as we showed similar problems to last season and could have been 1-1 a couple times.
We need to stop taking the foot off the gas and going ultra conservative after only going a goal up. I get it when it’s a tough team or past the 75’ mark but doing it in the first half is inviting problems.
Leicester was just an open weird game but I hope in the rest of the tense matches we play we start to put team to bed more while we are on top. We are certainly capable of it but it comes from the manager down.
Imo that will be the difference between top4 and top6.
As for all the comparisons with Jurgen- I’m confused. Is that the bar for arteta? To match the achievements of one of (if not the) best managers of his generation? Easy crowd here…
(Somewhat tongue in cheek as I saw the 20 Pt handicap - just pointing it out because you’re still setting the goalposts by klopps standards. For what it’s worth I demand top4 and a challenge for 3rd)