Mikel Arteta 'believes in his team even more' after the defeat against City
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Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1 in the derby between the two teams. In spite of Mikel Arteta's best efforts, his side was unable to keep up with the pace. There was an improvement in Manchester City's game, and the race for the title will be much more interesting going forward.
As far as most fans are concerned, this victory by City opened up the way for the team to win the title. Michael Arteta commented on the match and was especially disappointed with his team's missed opportunities. “Disappointment because we lost it, I think it was an incredible battle between two teams, and when we had them, we gave them the goals.
On the other hand we had three big chances and didn’t put them away.
To beat them you have to be over our level because they are such a good team, we had them in big moments.
In individual moments they were better than us.
The second half as well, we had periods where we were really precise, but we had moments where we put ourselves in trouble, the way we gave the goals away”. - he said, as quoted by eurosport.com
Mikel Arteta on his team
After this match, the Spaniard has become even more confident in the team.
Having this kind of motivation will give Arsenal players an extra boost. “I saw that they were man-to-man, a little bit higher up on the press, but we didn’t really understand when to play in certain areas.
It was really good if you take away that you gave Manchester City goals.
They are the best team in the world. I have more belief because I see a team that went head to head with them. I have more belief in my players”. The race for the title will be as interesting as never before.