Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed to Football London that he was positive with his players in the Anfield dressing room, despite defeat last night.
Arsenal were beaten 3-1 on Merseyside yesterday, but they still managed to put in a positive display during the contest.
Arsenal showed signs of improvement, as they put in a fairly resilient defensive display.
The Gunners only were out of the game in the final stages, when Diogo Jota volleyed in a third for Liverpool.
And Arteta says that he was impressed with what he saw from his side.
“I told them that I applaud them, with all the problems, issues and things with some processes we had throughout the game, mostly when we had the ball, to pick the right pass, to make the right decision, to read much better the game moments,” Arteta said.
“It’s still the belief that the players had. Even at half-time I could see that they still believed that they could get something out of the game.”
Arsenal may actually have taken something from the game, but they needed Alexandre Lacazette to be more ruthless.
With the Gunners only 2-1 down, Lacazette was sent through on goal, but Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson stood firm and stopped him.
If Arsenal had taken that chance then the final scoreline could have been very different, but it wasn’t quite to be for Arteta’s side, who have now lost their 100% record at the start of the new campaign.
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