Arteta was alongside Pep Guardiola for Man City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday (AFP via Getty Images)‘There’s no responsibility in terms of going with runners defending.‘There are no tackles until they get way back on the edge of their own box which is too late then.‘So I can see Arteta going into Arsenal and going, ‘you know what, in terms of build-up possession, keeping the ball, we’ve got players who can do that. All I need to teach this team is attitude to defend and win the ball back between five and eight seconds, which is what Man City do’. That’s his philosophy.‘I think he can can instil that at Arsenal, he can tweak Arsenal in terms of defenders, which I think they definitely need.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Defenders are dropping too deep, they are not going and pressing it, they are not mobile and athletic enough to play the way he’ll probably want to play.‘He could change that a little bit but he can also change that in the transfer market.‘I just think Arsenal are further ahead than Everton are and Arteta knows Arsenal, he’s got an affinity with Arsenal, it’s a little bit like Frank [Lampard] going to Chelsea, he knows Chelsea, it’s working, he knows the kids there.‘And with that front line I’d me going, ‘I’d love to work with that front line, just throw them a ball they’ll score goals, now behind that I need to [address it].’ Arteta has been Guardiola’s assistant at Man City since 2016 (EPA)‘You think that would be anti-Manchester City but Manchester City only win the league because of their raised defence, because when they are attacking they defend.‘And they are not winning games in the present moment because they are not doing that consistently enough and they’re getting caught.‘Arsenal are not doing that at all. That’s why Man City scored three easy goals on transition counter-attacks, their team is like that [open] instead of being compact.‘So he [Arteta] just needs to tweak a few things, work on the training ground, get the players around him, change the attitude, get them working harder off the ball and recovering the ball quicker and Arsenal can be better than what they are.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Dec 2019 4:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link311Shares Steve McClaren has urged Mikel Arteta to address Arsenal’s defensive frailties (Sky Sports/Getty)Steve McClaren believes Mikel Arteta must improve the attitudes of Arsenal’s players when they are defending and has urged the Spaniard to adopt the same philosophy which has been successful at Manchester City.Metro.co.uk understands that Arsenal are confident of reaching an agreement with Arteta this week after holding talks with the 37-year-old following Manchester City’s 3-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Arteta faces an uphill task as Arsenal have registered just one win in their last 12 matches and McClaren believes Pep Guardiola’s assistant needs to urgently address how the Gunners shape up when they don’t have possession.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘All he needs to do is address their attitudes in terms of when they haven’t got the ball,’ McClaren told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘Because when they haven’t got the ball there’s no speed in recovering into shape, there’s no speed in recovering the ball within five seconds, which is Man City’s philosophy when they lose the ball. Steve McClaren reveals the main problem Mikel Arteta must fix at Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement
OSKALOOSA, Iowa – Still looking for a repeat winner, the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour next takes traveling IMCA Modifieds to Southern Iowa Speedway and Knoxville Raceway for a pair of midweek shows.The Wednesday, July 19 feature at Oskaloosa pays $1,000 to win while the Thursday, July 20 Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel event at Knoxville totes a $1,500 top prize.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, as well as special series points, will be awarded both nights. The Knoxville show will be the final qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.While Jimmy Gustin, Todd Shute, Justin Kay and Tyler Droste own feature wins thus far, consistent Kelly Shryock sits atop the point standings heading to Osky.Shryock has posted top five finishes in each of the first four Hawkeye Dirt Tour features this season. Joel Rust has been almost as good and is just two points out of a tie for the series lead.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. at Oskaloosa. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30.Also running at Oskaloosa will be IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for all points, including track.More information is available by calling 641 521-0330 and at the www.oskyspeedway.com website.Knoxville, hosting Modifieds and Northern SportMods only, opens pit gates at 3:30 p.m. and the grandstand at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $10 for teenagers and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. Tow is $75 for Modifieds and $50 for SportMods.More information is available by calling 641 842-5431 or 641 842-3220. Entry forms are also available at the www.knoxvilleraceway.com website under driver information/entry forms.Both the Oskaloosa and Knoxville programs will be broadcast by IMCATV.The seventh of nine Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour events this season is Tuesday, July 25 at Dubuque Speedway.Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 149; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 147; 3. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 129; 4. Todd Shute, Des Moines, and Jacob Murray, Hartford, both 119; 6. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 111; 7. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 95; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 92; 9. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 88; 10. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, 86; 11. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 84; 12. John Emerson, Waterloo, 83; 13. David Brown, Kellogg, 80; 14. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 75; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 73; 16. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 56; 17. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 55; 18. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 54; 19. Larry Herring, Lone Tree, 51; 20. Shane DeMey, Denison, 47.