In the sixth round of the Premier League, Arsenal lost to Leicester City 0-1 at home. In an interview with Stadium Astro after the game, the gunman Keon said that Arteta made too many adjustments to the team system, which was the same mistake as Emery.
Since replacing Emery as the Arsenal coach in December last year, Arteta has brought huge changes to the team, but Keown believes that he has made too many adjustments to the team in recent weeks. He said: "Recently, the team's system has changed too frequently. Emery also made such mistakes. What I want to see is that the team can maintain stability."
"If you keep changing, the team can't find the rhythm. This is the conclusion I came to at that very successful Arsenal. It's like putting on an old pair of slippers to play. Everything is familiar. You You can pass the ball directly to Vieira, and then the ball will pass through Bergkamp to Henry's feet. It can be done with three passes because they are in a familiar system."
"These players can hold the ball now, but the coordination is a bit jerky, so I think it should be kept simple. The team currently lacks fluidity. There is no cross-transposition between the three forwards. They did not allow themselves to really get open positions."
But Keown also expressed his support for Arteta: "This is a new challenge for the coach. We don’t want to be too picky. I believe he is the most suitable for Arsenal. There is no doubt that Arteta He is a very smart head coach. He will encounter setbacks, but he is now actively responding."