Arteta on... team news, lessons learned, West Ham

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta was back in front of the media on Friday to preview our match against West Ham United at the London Stadium.

Our manager discussed the latest team news, David Moyes, West Ham and more. Read on for a full transcript:

on the latest team news...

Everybody was fine after the game, we will assess them this morning. Regarding [Bukayo Saka], in the next two days, we will know if he is available to play against West Ham and after that we will make the decision on what to do.

on the lessons learned against Olympiacos...

Basically that we have to maintain the standards that we set, particularly when we are in possession of the ball. We had too many situations where we didn't discriminate or make the right decision and then execution-wise we weren't at our best.

on needing to be better against West Ham...

We know we will have a really tough game, they've been in great form, they've been really consistent, they know really well what to do and how to hurt opponents. I know David really well and I am sure he will prepare the match so it is a really difficult game for us.

on whether he's surprised by the improvements West Ham have made...

Not really. I think they have a really strong squad and they have a great manager and coaching staff. They started the season with some doubts but I know what David is capable of doing. He gets the group together, they're working really hard for each other, they've recruited really well and you can start to see the things that David has done. Obviously they have a little bit more time during the week to prepare football matches and training, and I think they've been in great form and they're a really dangerous team.

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