9:00 AM February 8, 2022

Jonas Eidevall says it was ‘very pleasing’ how Vivianne Miedema and Stina Blackstenias linked up in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Meadow Park on Saturday.

Manchester United took the lead by way of a header from Alessia Russo, however Blackstenias levelled after an exquisite move from Miedema following Katie McCabe’s pink card.

On the link-up play between Miedema and Blackstenias, Eidevall mentioned “It was very pleasing, the way in which we structured ourselves after Katie was despatched off was to drop Viv slightly and play Stina as a 9 and handle the sport with wing-backs and three central defenders.”Then we scored and we modified once more to one thing extra strong. The purpose was an ideal instance of each gamers displaying a few of their greatest talents. Viv’s move and Stina’s capacity to make off-the-ball runs.”Arsenal performed round United’s excessive stress which allowed them to create their greatest probabilities within the recreation and on why they didn’t do it extra typically Eidevall added: “I’m dissatisfied we couldn’t do it extra typically, the pitch didn’t make it simple.
“I’m very, very dissatisfied with the pitch as we speak. It was a serious drawback for us and the sport we need to play to play on a pitch like this, that was one a part of it. “The different factor is, ought to we be higher in our positioning when they’re stepping onto us and we need to change the purpose of assault? It was one of many issues we spoke about at half time, we improved that within the second half.
“Every time we performed by them, we created one thing. With a greater pitch and higher positioning we’d’ve completed it extra after which I believe there isn’t any query that we win the sport.”

Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema (left) and Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps battle for the ball
– Credit: PA

On what might be completed in regards to the poor pitch he mentioned: “It comes all the way down to the scheduling and the precedence that Arsenal Women has. In January, there have been plenty of video games on the pitch so it gained’t be in good situation. When you have a look at the variety of video games there have been right here within the final month, that’s the reason.”After seeing Blackstenias web her first purpose as an Arsenal participant, Eidevall praised the Swedish striker, saying: “It was her birthday, however that purpose was a gift for all of us! It was beneficiant of her!

“I’ve advised her that I’ve coached in opposition to her many instances and I do know what it feels prefer to concede an important purpose in opposition to her, so I’m glad to learn. She instances these runs very well.”Leah Williamson and Lotte Wubben-Moy had been each unavailable, whereas Tobin Heath got here off at half-time and Beth Mead additionally made manner in direction of the tip.But Eidevall mentioned: “I didn’t take her off as a result of she was injured, I took her off as a result of we modified formation and she or he was struggling slightly bit but it surely wasn’t an damage actually.”On Arsenal beginning video games slowly, the coach went on to say: “I don’t suppose it’s been a constant theme, I believe it has been completely different in numerous video games. When a workforce press increased like Man United do, you turn into so depending on understanding your teammate’s positions and relationships and understanding the angles of the passes and to belief them.”Today, it was all the way down to that I believe. Then it is advisable develop into the sport doing it and I believe the gamers did that effectively. We adjusted just a few issues at half-time to assist that.”Arsenal face Chelsea in a top-of-the-table conflict at Kingsmeadow on Friday (7.45pm), with the match being broadcast dwell on Sky Sports.Asked if it is a pivotal week within the title race the Gunners boss added: “I don’t know, I can’t see the longer term. For me, each recreation is a pivotal recreation. That’s why I’m optimistic in regards to the spring, as a result of I believe we’re the workforce more than likely to develop probably the most and we would be the workforce that will get higher.”I believe the opposite groups on the prime are according to the gamers they’re enjoying and reaching that peak. I can see us turning into higher and higher and I believe time is usually a optimistic issue for us.”

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