Arsenal tasted bitter defeat against Liverpool after last night’s Premier League clash. The North London side saw the Reds embarrass them at home in a 3-0 victory. Liverpool was able to dominate throughout the game against the Gunners. And ultimately were able to secure the deserving three points.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was very disappointed with the final result. However, the Spaniard took the complete blame for the humiliating defeat. Arteta made an apology to Arsenal fans for the poor performance. The manager understands that Liverpool was able to dominate play over his side in all forms.
Arsenal has been inconsistent with their form for a while now. Despite Mikel Arteta’s efforts to strengthen his side. We so see the Gunners lose out important points in an untimely manner. The Gunners have been able to go head-to-head to the top PL sides. But last night was a horrible night for the North Londoners.
However, despite the poor performance, Arteta has asked the Gunners to not lose hope. The Spaniard promises fans that their club will get back on track soon. Arteta has been able to bring in a fresh and sporty mentality to Arsenal. However, a lot more changes need to take place.
Martinez talks on Arsenal exit
Emiliano Martinez left Arsenal to join Aston Villa last summer. The Argentine goalkeeper has since been a key player for Villa. The £20m signings is the first choice pick for Dean Smith. And has been able to keep 14 clean sheets from 28 league apps.
However, Martinez did not leave Arsenal on a good note. The shot-stopper did not have a great time at Emirates Stadium. Martinez explains that the club did not provide him with enough chances at the professional level. But kept him in a discomforting zone for a long time. And that this situation drove him sad.
“There were many years of suffering and having a bad time for not having my chance.” – Emiliano Martinez to ESPN Argentina.
The 28-year-old feels that he did get chances despite him deserving them. He also explains he did try to cope with the situation. But having to leave on loan to clubs that he didn’t want to go to. And lacking opportunities forced him to take on a different path.
Many Arsenal fans also feel that selling Martinez was a big mistake. The Argentine is performing at a top level for Aston Villa. Emiliano is happy to be able to play frequently and hopes to improve his form. Aston Villa are also happy with the keeper and the player is comfortable after years of hardships.
Arsenal fans are worried after their favorite Kieran Tierney limped away last night. The young defender had to leave the pitch prior to half-time. After a robust challenge from Liverpool midfielder James Milner, the Scottish left-back was then replaced by Cedric.
The 23-year-old was out for nearly a month back in January after a knee problem. Tierney is one of the top performers of Arsenal. Many supporters were worried to see their star limp away before half-time. One more lengthy injury will leave Arsenal weak in the defence. And Mikel Arteta will not be happy about it. The manager did confirm that Tierney has picked up an injury. But the extent of his unavailability is still uncertain. Arteta will surely is bitter due to this unfortunate situation. With their quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague coming up on Thursday.
Arteta is hoping to see his top performer back on track soon. Also, Arteta is looking forward to resolving the club’s lack of form after last night’s defeat. Arsenal are currently 11th in the table and can still aim for a top-four finish. Mikel Arteta will be sure to hatch a plan to get his side back to winning ways.