Speaking of Highbury Squad YouTube channelKevin Campbell has claimed he wants Arsenal to become more like Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish giants were at the center of controversy again this week after their 0-0 draw with Manchester City.
Diego Simeone and his players were literally ready to fight City and although the post-match scenes were ugly, they got it right on the pitch, playing with passion and fire.
Sadly Arsenal haven’t played like that lately and Campbell wants Mikel Arteta to take a leaf out of Simeone’s book.
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Campbell urged Arsenal to play more like Atleti.
“That’s something I want to say, I really want to say that. Have you seen how Atlético Madrid was? That’s what I expect from Arsenal. Regardless of who’s playing, if I’m talking about fighting to the death, even if they hit you – which can happen – there will be blood on the pitch. You have to fight and beat us all and if you win good luck to you but we don’t see that at Arsenal. We’ve seen that togetherness before but now it’s a whimper from Palace and Brighton, we need that fire. Stick with guys, that’s what I want, no messing around, do it,” Campbell said.
Campbell is right that Arsenal need to play with a little more bite, but you can’t go too far in that direction.
Yes, Simeone guided Atletico Madrid to two Champions League finals and two league titles in this way, but at the same time this style was his downfall.
Atlético have conceded no fewer than six red cards since the turn of the year – and it’s only April and that’s bound to cost you in the big games.
Do Arsenal need to play with more courage? Yes, do they have to become a copy of Atletico Madrid? no
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