Arteta: We have to find a way to win football matches – Arseblog News

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Mikel Arteta says Arsenal had enough of the ball to win comfortably against Southampton, but paid the price for their profligacy in the final third as goalkeeper Fraser Forster helped the home side to a 1-0 win.

Jan Bednarek’s left-footed strike just before half-time was enough to seal the points for the home side who held on after the break despite the Gunners dominating possession and a tally of 23 shots on goal.

Despite Sp*rs losing at home to Brighton, Manchester United’s victory over Norwich sends the Gunners, who have now lost three in a row, down to sixth place and casts serious doubts on the club’s chances of progressing to the Champions League and the Europa League. .

Speaking to Sky Sports, Arteta said: “If you’re someone who doesn’t know the score and looks at the game and asks who won the game, they would have said Arsenal won it comfortably, but that it’s not the case.

“It’s hard to explain seeing as losing a game of football in this league. We conceded a sloppy goal and for the amount of possession, and it wasn’t just the possession, it was the threat, we played very close to the opposition half, it wasn’t possession in our own backline, we should have scored three or four.

“It’s as simple as that, when you’re in it that much, you have to score goals.”

On Forster’s performance, Arteta added: “Of course he made a difference in the box and we’re probably talking about something different, people would praise the way we played but that’s not not the case.”

With the Gunners remaining three points behind Sp*rs with a game less, it really does feel like things are going downhill for Arteta’s men who are struggling to deal with injuries to key players.

On the season’s loss of momentum, he said: “It certainly is and we have to find a way to win football games, what we can do is play as well as we can to win. football matches and today we did it again.

“We’ll see, when I analyze the game and the stats tomorrow we’ll say ‘how the hell did we lose this game. “”

Despite the missing men, Arteta made it clear that his team had enough depth to win today.

“Still with those players we played, most of them who could play with our club’s Under-23s, we should have won the game comfortably.”

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