Arteta Applauds Intensity as White and Zinchenko Clash After Arsenal’s Win

Mikel Arteta expressed his satisfaction at witnessing a spirited exchange between Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko following Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest. Despite securing the win with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka, a defensive mistake allowed Forest to score, leading to a heated disagreement between White and Zinchenko.

What did Arteta say

Arteta welcomed the clash, stating, “I love it, they demand more from each other and they are not happy with the way they concede that and they are trying to resolve it.” The Arsenal boss emphasized the players’ commitment to excellence, adding, “That’s pushing each other and being not happy conceding, and I have to encourage that and promote it in the right way and a respectful way.”

Acknowledging the post-game emotions, Arteta highlighted the importance of players pushing each other, even in the heat of the moment, as a means of striving for improvement and maintaining high standards within the team.