Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal after their defeat against Aston Villa

Football news 09 dec 2023, 16:08
Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal after their defeat against Aston Villa Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal after their defeat against Aston Villa

Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, commented on the defeat of the Gunners in Birmingham against Aston Villa in the Premier League (0-1).

Despite the negative outcome, the Spanish coach expressed satisfaction with his team's performance and refrained from being too critical. He highlighted the main reason for the defeat, emphasizing the poor conversion of goal-scoring opportunities.

"I’m really proud of the way the team played in this stadium against this team. We deserved to win the game but you have to be better in the boxes and things have to go your way as well. That was one of the things [failure to put the ball in the net].

I just told them ‘pull your head up because the way you played’ I see many, many teams come here and I haven’t seen many do what we have done to them today but the result is not there but certainly the way we played it was there.

Villa? They are there and with the home record they have they fully deserve to be where they are because when you win as many games at home they deserve the credit", - told Artet for BBC.

After today's defeat, Arsenal has allowed Liverpool to surpass them, and they now sit in second place in the Premier League table. The Gunners trail behind Liverpool by just one point.

Aston Villa, who secured their first-ever win in 15 consecutive home matches, now stands at third position in the league.

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