Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed the reason behind the team’s poor performance against PSV Eindhoven in the European League.
Yesterday, Thursday, Arsenal lost to PSV Eindhoven 2-0 in the fifth round of the group stage of the competition.
“It’s the end of a long winning streak, our first defeat in a long time,” Arteta said in the post-match press conference.
“This is the time to reset things and analyze what happened, we were not close to our level today especially in the way we played.”
He added: “PSV deserved to win today, it is simply the best and they deserved to win, they committed to implementing the basics required to win, and we did not do that.”
And he concluded: “We will definitely respond on Sunday in the English Premier League in front of our fans, and perform the opposite of what we showed today against PSV Eindhoven, because we have the mentality that can change things in a short time.”
And he explained about the incident of Pablo Mari, Arsenal defender loaned to Monza: “I knew what happened with Mari, but the club contacted his relatives and they said that he is fine, he is now in hospital, but he is in good condition.”
The Spanish Pablo Mari, the Italian defender of Monza, loaned from Arsenal, was stabbed near a store in Milan, along with 5 others.
The accident occurred at half past six in the evening today, Thursday, and according to Italian reports, 5 were injured, including 3 in a critical condition.
Arsenal tops the European League despite the defeat with 12 points, while PSV Eindhoven comes behind with 10 points, awaiting the last and decisive match in the competition to determine the first group.
Arsenal will face Nottingham Forest next Sunday in the 13th round of the English Premier League at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal leads the English Premier League with 28 points, two points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.