Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has claimed that some of his players have not given their best for the club’s cause this season and admitted that most of them have also reached their limit.
This is coming as Arsenal are facing a season without European football in 25 years.
The Gunners no longer have their destiny in their hands and will rely on Tottenham who sit seventh on the log to falter whilst they attempt to overhaul the current 4 points gap with just three games to go.
Any slip by Spurs and an overtaking on the log by Arsenal will see them participate in the Europa Conference League, which has been described as UEFA’s third-tier club competition.
Meanwhile, Arteta has previously stated that an overhaul of the team is on the cards in the summer after his first full season as Arsenal manager.
When he was questioned on if his players had given their all this season, he replied:: “With the majority of them, yes.”. When pressed on how he would change that, he replied:
“Finding a different way to do it, challenging them again, putting somebody next to them to try to push them again.”
He also pointed out that some members of his squad had reached their potential
“Some of them can get to a certain level and you cannot push them any further,” Arteta said. “You want to evolve them but it’s not possible.
Arsenal will visit Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in their next Premier League game on Wednesday. Ahead of the game, the Spaniard remains unsure if the club will sell some high-profile players to raise transfer funds.
“Let’s see what happens,” the former Arsenal captain said.
“It is difficult to predict that one but in general we wouldn’t like to do that because we are only going to be stronger [if we keep hold of them]. It is clear we want to improve the team. We need some resources.”