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After Fulham’s draw, Arteta singles out the trio for praise

After Fulham’s draw, Arteta singles out the trio for praise

Following a thrilling 2-2 draw with Fulham, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praised his team’s perseverance.

Although the outcome fell short of expectations, the manager emphasized his team’s valiant effort, praising in particular the contributions of three players who came on as substitutes.

  • Mikel Arteta praises the group’s spirit after the 2-2 tie with ten-man Fulham.
  • Despite a strong performance, Joao Palhinha’s late goal prevented Arsenal from winning.
  • Particular kudos were given to the impactful performances of substitutes Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah.

The match on Saturday could have propelled Arsenal to the top of the Premier League standings, but a 2-2 draw against ten-man Fulham at the Emirates Stadium left supporters feeling a little let down.

In response to the team’s response to falling behind early in the game, Mikel Arteta expressed his satisfaction. A mistake by Bukayo Saka contributed to the Gunners’ early defensive lapse, which led to a goal.

We conceded an incredible goal right away, the Arsenal manager said on BBC Match of the Day. You make your own life incredibly challenging. However, the team responded very well.

“We had a lot of opportunities to score five, six, or seven goals because we controlled the game and created so many chances. “.

On August 26, 2023, at the Emirates Stadium in London, Arsenal players celebrate their second goal with the crowd. The game was an English Premier League football game between Arsenal and Fulham.

Despite the fact that Arsenal appeared to have the advantage after Calvin Bassey of Fulham was sent off, Joao Palhinha managed to level the score late in the contest, resulting in a share of the spoils.

Arteta lamented his team’s defensive weaknesses after the late setback. In addition, he said, “you have to defend your box from one corner after doing the most difficult thing, which is to get back ahead against a team that is well organized.”. “You’re punished, but it’s their only chance.

“Yet still, you get two more chances to score, but you don’t; that is the game’s narrative. Despite everything we did to earn a comfortable victory, we only receive one point. “.

According to Arteta, three replacements had a big impact on the game’s texture. All three of the replacements, he claimed, “changed the game.”. “Fabio [Vieira] was involved in everything we produced, and I am really happy about that.

“To observe athletes who can take risks while still producing quality. Eddie [Nketiah] is similarly affected. Because Fabio today gave me reasons to play him more, it is my fault that I haven’t used him more.

English striker Eddie Nketiah, 14, of Arsenal reacts at the conclusion of the English Premier League football game between Arsenal and Fulham on August 26, 2023, at the Emirates Stadium in London.

“We need to demonstrate a higher level of dedication, desire, and ‘over my dead body. You can’t give up a goal when you have 10 men. “.

Arteta is upbeat despite the fact that Arsenal has already given up three goals in the first minute of a game this season, a Premier League first.

“It’s unbelievable that we didn’t get the three points, but I think we have to look at ourselves and that’s a positive,” he said to reporters at the press conference following the game. “Today, I think we gave two very cheap goals away and in the boxes we should have done much more with everything that we generated.”.

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