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Mikel Arteta has urged his Arsenal players to improve their game management

Arsenal visit Sheffield United on Sunday as they bid to end four-game winless run; Gunners blew lead in stoppage-time to draw at home to Slavia Prague in Europa League on Thursday; Mikel Arteta: “What cannot happen is the way we managed the last four or five minutes”

Mikel Arteta has urged his Arsenal players to improve their game management as they prepare to head to Sheffield United on Sunday in search of their first win in five games.

The Gunners conceded a stoppage-time equaliser at home to Slavia Prague on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, just minutes after Nicolas Pepe had given them a late lead in a game they controlled.

Thursday’s disappointing result came just days after Arsenal were humbled at home by Liverpool. The 3-3 draw at West Ham and 1-0 defeat to Olympiakos before the international break means it is nearly a month since their last win.

Arsenal’s failure to see out the win on Thursday – as well as their profligacy in front of goal – frustrated Arteta. When asked why his side are four games without a win, he said: “It’s clear why but it’s how to prevent what is happening – that’s a different story.

“In a pretty big amount of games we haven’t managed to do that, for different reasons. Last night was a clear example. In the Europa League you’re not going to create 10 or 15 clear chances. We created three, four or five really big chances and you have to put them in the net.

Source: skysport football

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