Reigning Premier League champion, Liverpool, defeated Arsenal last night with a marvelous 3-1 score. However, the Gunners manager is not surprised as he clearly admits that his team is not at the same standard as the Reds. Arsenal got the lead last night after Alexandre Lacazette converted a goal from a pathetic mistake by Andy Robertson.
However, the story was completely different during the second half as they were outplayed by Liverpool. Sadio Mane scored the first equalizer for the Reds in the first half. Shortly after, Andrew Robertson scored the second goal for Liverpool to put the team on the leading position. Diogo Jota then sealed the win for the Reds with his brilliant 88th-minute goal in the match.
Mikel Arteta believes Liverpool are far too superior to Arsenal in the English Premier League
While talking about their performance during the post-match interview, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told BBC Sport, “We were in the game for a big part of the game.” The Gunners boss then admitted the supremacy of the Liverpool squad and added, “The reality is they are superior to us in many aspects. You could see that in some phases.”
He said, “I am really happy in the way the team competed and kept believing. This is the standard we have to reach. We are on a different journey. They have been together for five years; we have had a few months.” The Arsenal manager then said, “They scored too early [after Arsenal’s goal], a big mistake from us. I had a feeling we were going to have chances in the second half.”
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Arsenal recently defeated Liverpool twice, once in the Premier League game and another at the Community shield. He said, “We had probably the best chance of the game. You have to put them in the net when you have chances against them.” The Arsenal manager then expressed his hope for the future and added, “We have a long way to go in many things.”
On the other hand, Hector Bellerin told Sky Sports, “I think with the chances we were creating, I felt we had chances of drawing or winning the game.” He said, “When you come to Liverpool away you have to score your chances and not commit the mistakes we made.” Bellerin then also added, “The difference is very fine margins. We made mistakes in the goals and our chances didn’t go in.”