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Arteta expresses disappointment after Everton defeat

Posted on December 07, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Sometimes you’ve got to really dig deep when things aren’t going your way but on Monday night, Arsenal couldn’t quite do that. They managed to take the lead against Everton in their MNF clash but by the end of the evening, they were on the wrong end of a dramatic 2-1 defeat.

A lot of fans saw signs of the Gunners going in the wrong direction after years of stale football and, based on this performance, we can understand why they may be worried.

After the loss, Mikel Arteta faced the music when speaking to the media about the result.

“I’m very disappointed,” Arteta told Arsenal Media. “I think in the first half we were inconsistent with the ball and we had some moments of control, we didn’t concede anything apart from the goal that was disallowed by the set-piece, but we didn’t have enough penetration or threat on the opponents’ goal.

“One of the few times we did it we scored a goal from Martin and then in the second half we had to grab the game and we tried to do that, but again, in moments we were sloppy.

“We created four big, big chances, with Eddie, two with Martin and then one with Auba at the end, and when you don’t put them in the net away from home it’s very complicated to win the game, especially if you concede in the way that we did for example with the first goal.

“We gave too many balls away too easily and encouraged them against the movement that they had in the press. The few times that we did break the press we were open on goal, but we have to do it much more consistently.”

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