Arsenal manager Arteta: 'We completely crashed' at Anfield.

The Gunners' unbeaten run came to an end when they played Liverpool at Anfield.


Arteta unhappy with how Arsenal crashed at Anfield [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]
Arteta unhappy with how Arsenal crashed at Anfield [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted that Liverpool were better than his side on Saturday.

The Gunners were beaten 4-0 at Anfield, thanks to goals from Sadie Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohammed Salah, and Takumi Minamino.

The defeat ended Arsenal’s 10-match unbeaten run and Arteta believes his players weren’t 'patient' enough while they were a goal down.

Speaking to Sky Sports: "I think the first half was very competitive. We both had moments and we competed well.

"At 1-0 down we go to half-time, it is the moment we have to be patient but we were completely the opposite. We completely crashed. That's why we lose the game - the rest is a consequence of the frustration of having to chase the game.

"We know they will punish you. They can press, they are one of the best at it. Mistakes are a part of football. They have been the best team in Europe because they can dominate in every aspect. They were better than us today."

Asked about the yellow card himself and Jurgen Klopp received, the Spaniard said: "He was defending his team, I was defending my team, that's it. It doesn't matter. Yes, I did [speak to Jurgen Klopp after the match] and I congratulated him. These moments are left on the pitch.

"It was a huge test. We showed for 45 minutes we could compete with them. We crashed for 15-20 minutes, we threw the game away and that is the learning from today. We take the things we have to learn from today and move on. We have to carry on and it is about how we react now as a team."



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