Mikel Arteta: When you concede at the end it’s always two points dropped

"Super-intense match. We started very well, scored the first and the second and that was the moment to kill the game"

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Mikel Arteta: When you concede at the end it’s always two points dropped

Mikel Arteta could be satisfied, but also disappointed after the match with Liverpool. Although his team knew the importance of this match, they did not manage to win, in fact, they could have been defeated in the end. The Spaniard commented on the course of the match and his team's play.

"It was a crazy game. We started really good. The first 40 minutes before they scored we controlled the game. After their goal the game changed a bit and we didn't manage to keep the ball."- Arteta said, as quoted by eurosport.com

Mikel Arteta on his team's game

The match brought a lot of excitement.

This was one of the most important matches for Arsenal, and Liverpool tried to find their chance for the top 4. However, neither team achieved their maximum goal. "Super-intense match. We started very well, scored the first and the second and that was the moment to kill the game.

Before half-time we gave them hope and they generated belief. The second half was a very different story. We gave every ball away in dangerous areas and allowed dangerous results and big transition moments. Then you have to suffer.
We relied on big defensive moments where Aaron took a big part and they missed the penalty.

We missed that ruthlessness to take the game. It’s probably a fair result. The big lesson is play the way we did in the first half."
Arteta still believes that his club had less luck. A victory would mean a lot to them, and this way they will have a great fight until the very end.

Ramsdale was quite impressive in this match and helped his team. "When you concede at the end it’s always two points dropped
Two points dropped could have been three but for the Ramsdale wonder-save in the dying seconds.
Aaron was very good,"
Arteta said. "You need your goalkeeper in a title race. Look at what Alisson has done for Liverpool."

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