Coach Mikel Arteta had his share after Arsenal were held 3-3 by the bottom team Southampton at home and lost the advantage in the title race.
What Mikel Arteta said after Arsenal’s draw
At home, Arsenal performed a weak, lack of concentration even though the opponent was only the bottom team Southampton. The ball had only rolled 15 minutes, Arsenal had conceded 2 goals and it was thanks to Saka’s late goal that Arteta’s teachers and students managed to retain 1 point at the Emirates.
Sharing after the match, coach Arteta said: “It was an emotional match and I was disappointed that the home team could not get 3 points. After the performances of both teams in the match, I still believe Arsenal deserved it. worthy of a win.
But at the same time, the team also needs to look at themselves in the mirror, review their performance. If we keep conceding so easily, the whole team will face a lot of difficulties in the race to the championship this season.
I want to say to the players, to the fans that if we can beat Man City, everything will still be within reach. But I understand how difficult that will be. As in this match, Arsenal have to face a team that is doing everything to get out of their position and seeing how Arsenal conceded three goals, fans can ask questions about how individually as well as as a team. operating ball.
Honestly, I couldn’t ask for more from the way my players reacted to this game. It’s been a pleasure to lead this team, and it’s also an honor to be with the players through the ups and downs this season. Unfortunately today, when the score was 3-3, we had two chances to score but we didn’t take them.
I think the player will return today, temporarily disconnected from the world to be able to digest this draw. Come back tomorrow, forget what happened today and prepare for the match against Man City.
After results like these, we have more confidence. You have to believe in your abilities. Today was really difficult, but I still see my players have a certain confidence, ready for the next matches.”
With this result, Arsenal is still temporarily at the top of the table. But now the gap with Man City is only 5 points and Arteta’s team has played more than 2 matches.