The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is in a state of shock after seeing Arsenal only score one goal in injury time – against a Man United side that were completely over-run by the Gunners attack.
“I am shocked we did not win this game, I cannot believe it still,” he said on Arsenal.com.
“I think we played our best game of the season, in terms of what we demand from ourselves with the quality of our attack, how early we won the ball back, how consistent we were throughout the game, the number of chances we created, and all that considering the opposition we were playing against.
“I can’t believe it and think it is a shame, not fair for the players and the fans. It is very frustrating.
“We were controlling the game and hammering them. Afterwards you have to take more risks, to chase the game. I feel so sorry for the lads and for the fans as well, because they were terrific and we don’t deserve it.”
“When you are inside the box, and you cannot manage to score in that many situations, you cannot expect to win a football game,” he continued. “On another day, we would have won the game very comfortably.
Despite the shock of defeat, he believes that the Arsenal players need to concentrate on the positive side of things going forward.
“We cannot forget what we have done well because it creates a lack of belief and confidence if you take a lot of negatives. Everybody is disappointed, but you can take many many positives from our performance. I was very proud with what we have done and I am shocked.”
We are all shocked Mikel, but it is now a recurring problem, not just this weekend’s game. It is difficult to look for positives when we are slipping down the table at an alarming rate. Why do we keep making the same mistakes week after week?