Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 22 Oct 2019 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Advertisement Dani Ceballos struggled to make an impact as second half substitute against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos has vowed to fight until the end for a place in the Premier League’s top four after Monday’s disappointing defeat against Sheffield United.Arsenal slipped to their second defeat of the season after they were unable to find a suitable response to Lys Mousset’s 30th minute goal which ultimately proved the difference between the two teams.Ceballos was introduced as a substitute in place of Joe Willock at the start of the second half, but the Spain international was unable to influence a match during which Arsenal were able to muster just three shots on target.AdvertisementAdvertisementReacting on Twitter, Ceballos wrote: Yesterday was not the day, but the show must go on and we have to put our mind on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT‘This league is long and we keep fighting. Gunners always stand up.’Arsenal remain in fifth place in the table, two points adrift of Chelsea, and manager Unai Emery admits he has plenty to work on ahead of home fixtures against Crystal Palace and Wolves who took five points off the Gunners at the Emirates last season.‘Really, my point of view tonight is that there are things to analyse and improve,’ he said.‘Defensively at the beginning of the match they pushed and we didn’t stop them. We didn’t concede a lot of chances, but they had corners offensively and they can score from these corners.‘We had more than them, but we know they are a strong team in that situation and they use it to win matches. In other situations throughout the 90 minutes I think we controlled it in moments to create more chants.‘We didn’t score tonight, but if we played another match like tonight, I think it’s more easy to achieve the points.’Will Arsenal finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright criticises Unai Emery for dropping Dani Ceballos against Sheffield UnitedMORE: Unai Emery issues challenge to Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal star missed sitter vs Sheffield United Dani Ceballos makes Arsenal vow after damaging defeat to Sheffield United
The Huskies need to pass the puck more. I mean, two different times in Sexsmith, they were scored on after Robbie Sidhu had his pocket picked trying to stickhandle his way out of the zone. And I don’t mean to pick on Sidhu, because pretty much all of them have done it at some point. It’s an easy problem to point at, but a hard one to quantify, and harder still to fix. Now, those aren’t problems that can be solved overnight. But, I do have one simple suggestion. “We’re not working as a team” Kyle Porter lamented after the loss in Sexsmith last weekend. Playing as a team doesn’t just mean sacrificing your body in your own end. It also means involving everyone on the ice. A good breakout, strong attacking game, effective special teams – these things all take more than one good player. We all know the Huskies have it in them. The question is when they’re going to show us. JZ- Advertisement – But, they bailouts haven’t been happening lately, and suddenly we’re seeing evidence of deeper problems within the team. But it’s not just goals in the back of your own net. We’ve talked about it before – this team has a ton of speed. But, every time someone tries to stickhandle out of the zone, every time someone makes a move in the neutral zone instead of a simple outlet pass, that speed gets wasted. But I think it’s right on the money. Earlier in the season, and on their past six-game winning streak, the Huskies were powering past teams because they had individuals who could change games by themselves. Trailing late in a game, you just knew there were enough skilled guys on the bench that one of them would bail them out, and that’s how it often went down.