Arsenal vs Man City: Arteta slammed for throwing Odegaard past Smith Rowe – TBEN

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said his side were beaten 1-0 against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday night because the Gunners lacked the quality to score goals.

Arsenal managed seven shots against Man City in the game, but only one of them was on target as Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal gave Pep Guardiola’s side all three points against the host at Emirates.

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The result against Man City means Arsenal are now in 10th place in the Premier League table with 25 points from 34 games.

Speaking after the game, Arteta told Sky Sports: “When we conceded the first goal it put us in a tough spot.

“It was hard. With the formation and the players they use, they’re really comfortable.

“After that the team reacted really well, were on top of the game and created chances, but we lacked the quality in those situations to score the goal.

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Arteta added: “We were wrong. We didn’t do it in the first 10 minutes. He’s a cross, and Raheem Sterling can’t direct a ball there.

“You cannot concede that goal. It was a tactical thing we were prepared for, but we didn’t read it in the game.

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