Although unable to beat the bottom team Southampton, coach Mikel Arteta still praised his students for their fighting spirit.
Arteta disappointed with the result but very pleased with Arsenal’s spirit
This morning, in the early match of the 32nd round of the Premier League, Arsenal were held by Southampton with a score of 3-3. To be more precise, the Gunners were lucky to regain 1 point thanks to 2 late goals in the 88th and 90th minutes. With 3 consecutive draws, the North London team is only 5 points ahead of Man City despite playing more. 2 matches.
This is considered a huge lag behind Arsenal in the championship race with Man City. However, coach Mikel Arteta still praised the players for the fighting spirit they showed until the last seconds.
“Of course, I cannot be satisfied with the result. We put ourselves in a difficult position again, but mistakes are part of football. The important thing is that the way we reacted makes me love my players more than ever.
That’s incredible! We went on to concede the third goal but at the end of the game we should have won. Arsenal created enough chances but did not make good use of them.
In a league like the Premier League, you can’t concede three goals. If you concede a goal like that, it’s very difficult to win. However, my young players reacted in a very extraordinary way. The spirit they show is worth watching. I like that very much.
When we were in trouble, they worked harder than anyone else to win. You can see that fighting spirit but what is clear is that we need to defend better,” Mikel Arteta praised the players after the draw with Southampton.
In fact, Arsenal nearly came back in injury time when Leandro Trossard’s long shot hit the crossbar. This moment made coach Arteta and Arsenal fans hold their heads in regret.
With 3 consecutive draws, Arsenal have pushed themselves into a difficult position. They are forced to win a good result in a direct competition with Man City next weekend to keep the advantage in the championship race.