Mikel Arteta noticed his Arsenal aspect’s unbeaten begin to the season come to an finish as they had been comprehensively crushed 3-1 at Manchester United on Sunday.
A debut objective from Antony and Marcus Rashford’s brace set the Pink Devils on their manner, with the Gunners’ solely response coming by Bukayo Saka regardless of having fun with moments of domination.
The defeat introduced Arsenal‘s profitable streak come to an finish, although they nonetheless lead the Premier League desk by some extent.
Here is how the Arsenal boss mirrored on a recreation full of targets, VAR incidents and drama.
Ideas on the sport?
“Very dissatisfied that we haven’t gained the sport as a result of the sport was there for the taking. We haven’t gained it as a result of we lacked self-discipline in sure moments to defend sure actions, and we weren’t ruthless sufficient of their field.
“We lacked self-discipline. We concede the primary objective the place after the motion within the contact with Bruno we’re nonetheless three-vs-three however we don’t comply with our rules and we concede the objective when it’s two in opposition to one. After that it was all us, probability after probability, imposing ourselves in the way in which we needed. I stated at half time to the boys ‘the sport is there for the taking, if we play with extra braveness we’re going to win the sport.’
“After the 1-1 it needs to be two or three after which in our greatest second we gave the ball away in a harmful space and on prime of that we stepped in after we can by no means try this in a harmful space in opposition to that workforce and we suffered the objective. It’s a giant lesson. If you wish to win right here it’s a must to do every thing so proper and particularly should you don’t do it there within the opponent’s objective with the variety of possibilities we created.”
Does the defeat present Arsenal have extra to study?
“To be in keeping with the highest groups and difficult on the prime of this league, it’s a must to come right here and play the way in which you wish to play however win, after which it’s a really completely different story. To play the way in which we performed right here immediately, I wish to see what number of groups try this this season.”
Will the defeat influence Arsenal’s confidence?
“It gained’t occur. That gained’t occur as a result of the efficiency is there and we all know what we lacked immediately – the small print to lose the sport.
“You might be right here and you’ve got a really completely different efficiency with the identical outcome after which it’s a tough one to take since you are questioning your stage. I don’t suppose there’s any query in regards to the stage there.”
Did you discover something completely different about Man Utd?
“I’m not right here to speak about United. What I noticed is a really completely different Arsenal workforce that got here right here and performed the way in which we needed to play in opposition to these world-class gamers and sadly we couldn’t get the outcome we deserved.”
Was it proper to disallow the objective?
“I haven’t seen the motion however what they stated is that it was a delicate foul so it’s simply consistency. The delicate foul on Bukayo Saka with Mings will not be a penalty final week, the delicate foul in opposition to Aaron Ramsdale after we concede a objective in opposition to Villa, it’s a objective. So simply consistency. There’s nothing we will do now, it’s too late, nevertheless it’s simply consistency.”
Is it exhausting to keep up steadiness with gamers out?
“You haven’t heard me [talk] about that and I don’t need any excuses as a result of these are the gamers we have now. For me, they’re the very best gamers. We give them confidence and perception and with these gamers, we play right here the way in which we performed. That’s it. That’s not going to vary.”