Arteta Embraces Heated Zinchenko-White Row: ‘I Love It’

The clash between Arsenal teammates Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ben White at the end of their 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest caught the attention of manager Mikel Arteta, who said he “loved” the confrontation. This shows the passion and determination of the players to demand more from each other, despite narrowly avoiding a two-goal lead slip at the City Ground. Arteta’s comments also indicate the high standards he expects from his team in terms of performance and clean sheets. Additionally, Arteta praised Gabriel Jesus for his determination to play despite suffering a knee injury, showing the positive mentality and commitment of the players. These insights and behind-the-scenes anecdotes add a deeper level of understanding and appreciation for the team’s efforts and cohesion.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed his admiration for the confrontation between teammates Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ben White following their 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. The pair had to be separated by set-piece coach Nicolas Jover and Arteta after the final whistle as the Gunners narrowly avoided allowing a two-goal lead to slip at the City Ground.

Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka gave the visitors a second-half lead, which was cut in half by substitute Taiwo Awoniyi’s 89th-minute strike. Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya was forced into a stoppage-time save to deny Awoniyi but the Gunners hung on for a win that takes them up to second place in the Premier League.

Arteta commended the argument between Zinchenko and White, stating, “I love it. They are demanding more from each other. They are not happy with the way they conceded and they are just trying to resolve it. It got a bit heated. But that means that it’s enough. Playing the way we played, the result has to be bigger and the clean sheet has to be there.”

Arteta also praised Gabriel Jesus’ determination to play despite suffering a kick that left fluid on his knee. He stated, “Gabi started to win the game two days ago. He had an issue with his knee, but he was determined to help the team win.” When asked if Jesus could be a doubt for Sunday’s match against Liverpool, Arteta was uncertain and stated, “I don’t know. He got hit big time in the last game. His knee reacted and it’s the knee he had surgery on before. He was super positive, he’s feeling good and he was so sharp in training. I’m not surprised with the way he played tonight.”

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