Premier league news Micah Richards 'genuinely excited' for Arsenal under Arteta after Man City loss Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Latest Arsenal news includes comments from Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards on where the Gunners can finish this season following their 1-0 loss against Manchester City
Breaking News ! Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards has said that Arsenal can challenge for a top-four spot this season. The Gunners last finished in the Champions League places in the 2015/2016 campaign and finished outside the top six altogether last term after parting company with head coach Unai Emery. Victory in the FA Cup final ensured European football will be at the Emirates Stadium this season and the club backed manager Mikel Arteta in the summer transfer window. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now As many as five new faces arrived, including the likes of Thomas Partey, Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes All three featured as the Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City on Saturday evening, with Raheem Sterling netting the only goal of the game at the Etihad Stadium. The result means Arsenal still haven't won away at one of their 'top six' rivals since 2015, but Richards did spot a few things that should give fans a reason to be optimistic under Arteta. "They were well-drilled," Richards said on Sky Sports. "If you look at Arsenal over the last couple of years, you didn't know their shape. "At least now, they've got a shape, they've got a structure, everyone is buying into what Arteta is doing and it's great to have Thomas Partey coming on, you can just see different pictures and where people are going to be plugging holes. "I'm genuinely excited for Arsenal, I don't believe they're ready to challenge for the title yet, but I think top-four is a realistic aim for them this season." Read More Related Articles Arsenal player ratings vs Manchester City: Bukayo Saka's remarkable rise amid Willian woes Read More Related Articles Arsenal lacked one key ingredient vs Man City to end humiliating five-year record Richards then highlighted two chances missed towards the end of the first game that sums up the difference between Arsenal and Man City. With the score at 1-0, Ederson saved from both Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which turned out to be the Gunners' best hope of salvaging a draw. Sign up to our Arsenal newsletter for Gunners updates By signing up for our Arsenal newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email, focused around goings-on at Emirates Stadium.
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"In the second half Arsenal didn't look good, but there were quick moments where on another day you put them two chances away, it's a different game," he added. "I think that's the difference between Arsenal and a Man City. "They'll be putting their chances away, Arsenal are just on their way to putting those chances away."
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