Date of publication: Saturday 17 October 2020 9:05
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lamented the decision not to award his side a penalty for a high starting challenge from Kyle Walker.
Shooters showed steel and wit throughout, but failed to find the edge in falling to a 1-0 loss to Man City.
Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game in the first half, but Arsenal stayed in the game until the final whistle.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Arteta said: “I’m upset because I think we deserve more from the game.
“I am extremely happy with the performance we have achieved today against a high level team.
“To come here and play with the attitude, and have the courage to play like we played today, to make things as difficult as we did, I have to say that I can’t demand much more from the players.
“Other than saying when you have three big chances in this game you have to score.”
When asked what the better opportunity was, Arteta pointed to the non-awarding of the penalty following Kyle Walker’s high boots challenge while trying to clear a corner.
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“I think all three of them were really good, and obviously the situation we have with the corner and Kyle Walker.
“This must be verified [by VAR]. They said they had checked, and I asked ‘How the hell did you check if you took two seconds to check this action ?!’
“Obviously, there is something there.”