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‘I’m really disappointed’ Arteta confused by the referee’s decision

Mon 26 October 2020 | 8:11

Arsenal manager has expressed his disappointment over the team’s defeat against Leicester City in their Sunday Premier League match.

It was in the 4th minute of the Sunday game that

Alexandre Lacazette

thought he had scored a goal for

Gunners

but the linesman’s flag went up and Arsenal’s early goal was disallowed. While the 29-year-old was on side from the corner,

Granit Xhaka

was impeding

Kasper Schmeichel

from an offside position. The decision turned out to be vital for the game as

Leicester

’s

Jamie Vadry

scored in the 80th minute to win the game Foxes. In the post-match interview with Sky Sports, Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta has spoken the referee’s decision and his side’s overall dominance in the game.

"I’m really disappointed, we had it in our hands in the first half and I don’t know how the hell the goal was disallowed.

"They caught us with space at the back and in that moment we lost the game. It is difficult to create spaces with 10 men behind the ball, but we should have finished the game better. When it comes to those moments you can’t give away chances at the back.

"We still had some moments after the goal but gave away too many free kicks. The effort that the boys put in, and the pressure the Leicester team put you under, it’s not an easy thing to do but we have to improve."

After the disappointing result against Leicester City, Arsenal is now in the 10th position of the Premier League table.

"They defended deeper in the second half, waiting for the mistake and in one moment they did it. Against this block, against so well organised teams, when you open them up you have to put the ball in the back of the net. They were similar against

Manchester City

, they scored with two set pieces and credit to them for what they have done but our players responded and I feel sorry for them.”


source: SportMob