Mikel Arteta rues those chances ‘you have to score’ after his Arsenal side were downed 2-0 by Liverpool at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
The Gunners put in a strong performance against one of the best teams in Europe at present, and while they came out second best, you can’t help but feel that if they had taken one of the chance to open the scoring themselves, things could have gone differently.
Arteta certainly believes his side were unfortunate in that sense, and admits to being ‘disappointed’ to have come out as the loser after such a hotly-contested matchup.
“That was the difference in the game,” Arteta told Arsenal Media after the final whistle.
“We kept trying, we believed. The way they executed the game plan was phenomenal.
“The courage and the energy that they showed. How they competed against this phenomenal Liverpool team was great to watch, but we’re disappointed because we didn’t get anything from the game.
“When you have those moments you have to score if you want to win against those teams.”
When you look at the game overall it is easy to say that the best side won, but before their opening goal it could easily have gone either way, and it isn’t outrageous to believe that we would also have been able to have taken advantage of the lead if we had found the net first also, just as our opponents did.
Do you agree that the result could easily have gone the other way if we struck first?
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Apart from Odegaards effect and Marts curler around the post I cannot remember any more efforts .
All Said and done we got beaten by a better team which where we are at in this moment in time isn’t a big deal .
Only negatives I saw was once again no plan B and late substitutions but obviously we do not have the players and manager that Liverpool have .
Overall first half was very encouraging but second half it was no contest ,while Klopp tweaked his tactics we carried on regardless with the same plan which does not work playing the top teams .
Late substitutions, you’re right. Get Lacazette out and bring Martinelli to the center and we win the game.
Dan, why the manager, and the players and plan. I said it earlier, plan B is a different set of players. The team, as klop said are a bunch of youngster and inexperienced. Why in heavens name sake can’t you wait for the plan to one to its conclusions. As can be seen, Liverpool did not have their own way. Secondly, by having and implementing a socalled plan B you are not sure of yourself nor do you have the trust in your players.
Arsenal performance against the epl top teams this season are as for
1. Arsenal 0 – 2 Chelsea
2. Manchester City 5 – 0 Arsenal
3. Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal
4. Manchester United 3 – 2 Arsenal
5. Arsenal 1 – 2 Manchester City
6. Arsenal 0 – 2 Liverpool
Still to be played
1. Chelsea Versus Arsenal (April 20, 2022)
2. Arsenal Versus Manchester United (April 23, 2022
If they did not manage to beat either Chelsea or man. United then to me they don’t deserve a champions league spot.
If Arsenal cant get 4 points vs MU and Chelsea,they shdnt be in cl.Aston Villa aint going to roll over.
Gabriel was easily beaten by Firmino.
Arzenal need a central defender who cant be beaten easily.
There was noone marking Jotao whenhe shot and scored.Martinelli was shadowed
by two defenders.
That is the difference tactically of atop side
Arsenal has won only one of their last 18 Premier League games against a team starting the day in the top two positions of the table that is embarrassing too
We have a striker in Laca that contributes a lot overall but never makes a well timed run into the box.