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Mikel Arteta’s halftime team talk that inspired comeback vs Aston Villa

Mikel Arteta’s halftime team talk that inspired comeback vs Aston Villa

Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, rallied his team to bounce back from a demoralizing defeat to their main rivals for the Premier League title.

Despite being knocked down twice early in the match, the team refused to give up and eventually landed the winning goal in the third minute of injury time.

The dramatic goal was scored by Jorginho, who was set up by Gabriel Martinelli, and involved the ball hitting the crossbar, bouncing down, hitting Aston Villa’s goalkeeper Emi Martinez on the head, and finally crossing the goal line.

The match had been an intense battle, with four goals shared between the two teams.

The dramatic finale continued as Aston Villa had a corner, and their goalkeeper Emi Martinez went forward in the hopes of scoring a last-gasp equalizer.

However, Arsenal managed to clear the ball and Fabio Vieira was able to break away with it. He passed the ball to Gabriel Martinelli, who had an open goal to run into and score a second goal for Arsenal. This sealed the win for the Gunners and led to jubilant celebrations from their players and fans.

Indeed, Mikel Arteta had every reason to be pleased with his team’s performance and result. Despite going down early and being on the ropes for much of the game, Arsenal showed tremendous resilience and fight to come back and secure a dramatic victory in the dying moments of the match. The win keeps their hopes of a top-four finish alive and will undoubtedly provide a much-needed confidence boost for the team.

He said: “It’s been a roller-coaster and it was emotional at the end. We showed a lot of resilience, quality and character.

“The context of the game was difficult. With the performance we had against Manchester City and getting nothing out of it, you come here less than 72 hours later and you are one down inside five minutes.

“At half-time I said to the guys: ‘We have to look each other in the face and do much more if we want to win this game. We altered one or two things and produced a very strong performance and should have won it earlier than we did.”

Asked if this was the stuff of champions, he added: “You have to win games in the 94th sand 96th-minutes, you are going to have to score from set-plays, score when you’re down to ten men. They showed a lot of emotional quality we need out there.”

This was an exciting match that started off with a great play by Ollie Watkins, who quickly outmaneuvered William Saliba to score a goal for Villa after receiving a pass from Matt Cash.

Arsenal then regained their composure and were putting pressure on Villa, when a mistake by Tyrone Mings led to a goal by Bukayo Saka.

Despite being under pressure, Villa managed to produce the best goal of the game with a well-coordinated play involving Boubacar Kamara, Philippe Coutinho, Alex Moreno, Emi Buendia, and finally Coutinho again, who scored his first goal since the end of the previous season.

Arsenal maintained their attacking momentum while Aston Villa lost concentration during a short corner, which allowed Zinchenko to score a powerful left-footed shot that went in past Martinez’s left post.

Despite missing an easy opportunity, Odegaard, and Nketia making a shot that went over the bar, Arsenal kept up the high-energy pace.

On the other hand, Villa’s Bailey had a chance that Ramsdale saved by pushing the ball onto the crossbar.

The game remained intense until the last few minutes, where Jorginho’s strike hit the crossbar and deflected off Martinez’s head into the goal. In the final minutes, Gabriel Martinelli scored a goal with Martinez unable to stop it after he had gone up for a corner.

Mikel Arteta’s halftime team talk that inspired comeback vs Aston Villa

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