PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "We conceded when we were in control"

03.12.2021 09:28 of Claudio Colla   see readings
PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "We conceded when we were in control"

Speaking up after Arsenal defeat suffered by the hands of Manchester United, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta stated:

"Well, we scored the first one and after that we had total control of the game. We started to give some very simple balls away in very dangerous areas that opened some spaces for them, and gave them some momentum. We went through some troubles there, (and we) we conceded the goal. The second half I think we started really well again - we had total control, we conceded the goal, and we reacted really well, we kept playing, and we were dominant in the game.

We scored the second one, and then after that we have to go and show the maturity to going and score the third one. In that moment we did not manage well enough that situation, and we conceded the goal. So, I’m pleased with a lot of things that I saw, but being realistic (after) conceding three goals at Old Trafford, it’s very tricky to get something out of the game.

The opening goal? It was a very quick action, and afterwards we didn’t know what to expect. I was talking to the fourth official, and they allowed the goal. But I have seen (it since). Martinelli? He looked a threat. He had a big chance in the first half, and he probably should have played on. He created assists, he worked extremely hard, and he had some really good moments - he felt like a threat".