Mikel Arteta condemns Xhaka for dismissal pivotal in Arsenal defeat
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta condemned Granit Xhaka for his crimson card versus Burnley, claiming it was “even worse” than Nicolas Pepe’s dismissal versus Leeds.
The Gunners created the majority of the sport’s probabilities, and appeared the far likelier of the 2 to make the breakthrough mid-way by way of the second half.
However proceedings took a flip for the more serious for the hosts when Xhaka obtained his marching orders after grabbing the throat of Ashley Westwood.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities initially about his facet’s efficiency in defeat, Arteta mentioned: “You noticed the efficiency of the boys, how a lot they wished it, the probabilities we created after which we threw the sport away with the crimson card.
“We had complete management for 60-70 minutes and may have received it earlier.”
The dismissal of Xhaka was undoubtedly the sport’s turning level, and Arteta understandably took a dim view of his midfielder’s actions.
“Similar phrases [as when Pepe was sent off before]. In these situations even worse. I believe it’s associated into how a lot will and power they put into the video games however it’s not an excuse. I’m positive he’ll [admit fault].
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“You go on Wednesday towards Southampton at dwelling and attempt to win the sport. We’ve to attain a aim, we’ve got to place the ball within the web.
“We had been on prime from the start to the second of the sending off. We’re not profitable soccer matches and I’m right here to offer wins. On a regular basis work on it.”
Tierney reacts to full-time boos
Gunners full-back Kieran Tierney additionally spoke to the press, telling Sky Sports activities: “We’re not displaying the supervisor what we are able to do and the way a lot we imagine in him.
“Each recreation there are indicators we’re doing a bit higher however it’s nonetheless not adequate. At half time we have to be stepping into within the lead however we aren’t doing that.
“It’s exhausting to say the crimson card price us the sport. It was all the time going to be loads harder.
“Exhausting work is the one factor [that can fix this], nothing else for it. There are not any excuses. There’s nothing I can say that can make individuals imagine a optimistic factor goes to come back out of this.
“We’re fortunate we’ve got an awesome supervisor. We simply want to indicate higher on the pitch.”
On boos at full time: “It was deserved. They’re popping out right here and supporting us.”
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