Mikel Arteta on Arsenal defeat to Aston Villa: I take full responsibility | Football News

first_img“After that, we performed below our standards and I have to say it’s the first time I’ve seen us play and we weren’t a team.“I take full responsibility. We didn’t start well enough, we got away with VAR for an offside situation but we lost all the races, the duels and we were sloppy on the ball. When we created chances we didn’t hit the target. It’s a really bad combination. We left spaces and on the counter we looked really vulnerable.“I take full responsibility. I am responsible to make the team perform on the pitch and today we were not a team and it is my job. It is why I am standing here.“It is a frustration. It takes a lot to build momentum, to build a way of being, living and performing and when something like that comes up it’s a hard one to take but in a hard moment you learn more than in a positive moment and I want to see how we react.”More to follow…What’s next?Arsenal travel to face Leeds live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday, November 22; kick-off is at 4.30pm.Meanwhile, Aston Villa host Brighton on Saturday, November 21 at 3pm. preview image 2:56 – Advertisement – – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Aston Villa’s win over Arsenal in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta took full responsibility for Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, saying “we weren’t a team”.Victory at Old Trafford last weekend was another step in the right direction under Arteta, and the Spaniard would have expected his side to build on that morale-boosting result.- Advertisement – However, they slipped to 11th with this defeat and Arteta wasn’t impressed with what he saw.“First of all congratulations to Aston Villa for the way they played and the victory,” he told Sky Sports. – Advertisement –last_img

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