The Spaniard was annoyed to see his workforce concede one other sloppy purpose in opposition to Olympiacos in Europe
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal “need to cease making errors” after their newest Europa League outing, but additionally insisted that they will not cease enjoying out from the again.
The Gunners put one foot within the final eight of the continental competitors by beating Olympiacos 3-1 on the Karaiskakis Stadium on Thursday night time, because of objectives from Martin Odegaard, Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny.
Nevertheless, Arsenal solely managed to achieve their two-goal benefit after conceding a delicate equaliser, with Youssef El-Arabi scoring after intercepting a lazy go from Bernd Leno, and Arteta has warned his gamers that they can not afford to maintain making fundamental errors.
What’s been stated?
The Spanish head coach instructed BT Sport after the ultimate whistle: “We began the sport very well, actually dominant and creating numerous possibilities.
“We gave them a purpose attempting to play out from the again however then we reacted nicely to attain two extra objectives. Total a extremely optimistic end result however we’ve to cease making the errors which can be costing objectives as a result of we can not maintain that.
“It is not about focus it’s about once you play the ball. It isn’t about stopping the best way we play as a result of that is us.
“We have been actually strong, actually dominant. We confirmed numerous persona to return right here and dominate like we did. The following factor is to try this for 90 minutes and provides nothing to the opponent.
“That is half time and something can occur. Full focus and we begin 0-Zero once more within the second leg and attempt to win the sport.”
Leno’s second of insanity
There initially seemed to be no hazard when Gabriel performed the ball again to Leno simply exterior his personal field as Arsenal sought to maintain possession early within the second half, however the German shot-stopper picked the flawed choice when attempting to kickstart one other assault.
Leno nearly discovered Dani Ceballos in the midst of the park with a weak go, however he was being carefully marked by two gamers, the closest of whom was El-Arabi, who was simply capable of win the ball again and drive in the direction of the penalty space.
The Arsenal no.1 was then unable to get again into place to cease El-Arabi’s subsequent shot, which nestled into the online and left the Gunners defence with their heads of their fingers.
When is the second leg?
Arsenal will welcome Olympiacos to Emirates Stadium for the return fixture subsequent Thursday, which can even be performed behind closed doorways amid the continued absence of supporters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Arteta’s males have an enormous north London derby conflict to take care of first although, with arch-rivals Tottenham set to reach on the similar venue on Sunday afternoon.