Do Whatever It Takes To Win – Arteta

LONDON: Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal’s stars to remain humble in the race for the English Premier League title and he is willing to forget his ideology of winning at any cost.

Arsenal only controlled 27 percent of the game and had two accurate attempts in the goalless draw against Manchester City last Sunday.

Ahead of tonight’s home game against Luton, Arteta commented on the statistic: “It’s because you have to adapt to the situation to resist. Put ego and ideology aside, do what it takes to win.

“The mentality of the team is very strong and the way they played (against City) was very smart. When you think you can win, you will be disappointed when you draw. But we are smart enough to accept the result in certain circumstances.”

Arsenal have eight games this month, and Arteta will have to rely on the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson.

“Our job is to be ready to play at any time. Look at Reiss. His best moment for Arsenal (97th minute winner against Bournemouth last season), he only played a few minutes and made a big impact.

“It was one of the best days of his life as an Arsenal player. People won’t remember whether he started the game or came off the bench,” he said.