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Arteta shares what he wants to 'eradicate' from this Arsenal side

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta faced the media ahead of his side’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates on Sunday.

The Gunners have recovered after their terrible start to the season. Arsenal have now won three games on the trot in all competitions, and a win against Spurs tomorrow could change Arteta’s fortunes.

One of Arsenal’s biggest problems under Arteta has been indiscipline. No other club in the Premier League has seen as many red cards as the Gunners since the Spaniard’s appointment, which is not a good look at all.

Arteta: Arsenal can’t keep getting red cards

Arteta was quizzed about Arsenal’s lack of discipline and the Gunners boss admitted that it has been a problem. He claimed that he wants to eradicate that immediately as there’s no way his side can compete if they have a man sent off every other game.

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He said, as per ArseBlog: “Obviously, if we do what we did last year and we play four or five games with 10 players then we are going to suffer in this league.

“It’s something we want to eradicate. We need 11 players on that pitch, that’s 100 per cent sure and we have to play with cool minds and understand what are the limits in the game and what you can and cannot do.”

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Arteta’s right, Arsenal have to be more disciplined

Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes and Bernd Leno all saw red cards in the Premier League last season. The Swiss international already has one to his name this term as well, which is not a good record.

Arsenal simply can’t keep losing players in important fixtures. The game against Manchester City last month was always going to be difficult, but Xhaka’s red card gave the Gunners no chance to get something away from the Etihad.

Arteta’s men have a decent bit of momentum at the moment and that could help them in the derby tomorrow. However, if Arsenal shoot themselves in the foot like they usually do, questions will be asked of the Gunners boss.

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