Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta: "We can create a fortress at the Emirates"

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has done a brilliant job since he took over the reins at the north London club.

Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal [Getty]

Mikel Arteta is challenging his Arsenal side to turn the Emirates into a fortress.

The Gunners host Sheffield United on Sunday after back-to-back away matches against champions Liverpool in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.

Arteta's side are unbeaten in N5 in the Premier League since December 2019 and have only failed to score in three of their last 72 matches there.

However, the Arsenal boss says he would like his team to turn the Emirates stadium into "a fortress" because "it is going to be crucial for the future results at the end of the season".

"We can create a fortress at the Emirates," Arteta said as quoted. "It's going to be crucial for the future results at the end of the season, not just for results but as well for the performance and what we can inspire, what we can transmit at home.

"We want to play with that confidence at home where we have to be really resilient and dominate games to impose ourselves in those games.

"I think the game on Sunday is a really difficult one. I watched Sheffield United's games already and they deserved much more from those games. The way they played is tricky, so I'm expecting a really difficult game."

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