Arsenal boss Arteta angry at media

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
May 14, 2021
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta delighted with attitude & commitment of his players

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said the media "try to put things on me I never said" in an angry post-match interview after their 1-0 win over Chelsea.

    Arteta said in the build-up not all of his players had reached their maximum potential and some reports suggested he had questioned their effort levels.

    He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I don't accept somebody putting words in my mouth that I don't say.

    "When it's related to my players, they're going to hit a wall."

    He added: "They can try to give their opinions from the outside, that's fine, but to try to break what we have inside there is not possible."

    Emile Smith Rowe scored the only goal at Stamford Bridge to keep the Gunners in the hunt for European football as Chelsea suffered only a third defeat under Thomas Tuchel.

    Arteta's side are now eighth after winning three Premier League games in a row, but their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were effectively ended with last week's exit to Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals.

    Arteta told Sky Sports: "Nothing is broken inside [the club]. I don't know how they want to try from the outside. They try to put things on me that I never said.

    "You can see the spirit of the team from the first minute. You can never doubt the efforts.

    "I said if I don't get 120% off each player it's my fault and responsibility. It wasn't like this in the press. I'm so annoyed by that.

    "My players, I will defend them from everybody for the rest of the time I'm here. They don't deserve that."

    Gunners defender Rob Holding told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'm really pleased with our attitude and effort.

    "The stuff came out in the media yesterday which he [Arteta] said isn't true. It's out of context. He explained that to us. We knew it wasn't his opinion. We showed that tonight and we backed him and we did what he asked."

    Banner Image Reading Around the BBC - Blue

    • 'I stole £70,000 to feed my addiction': Meet the young gamblers struggling to overcome betting's mental grip
    • The Joe Wicks Podcast is back: He talks to Sir Mo Farah about choosing a positive route in life

    Footer - Blue


    READ:  Pogba puts on masterclass - but did Rudiger take a bite?
    Uefa has ‘contingency’ for Wembley games

    Wembley hosted 22,500 fans – 25% of its capacity – for England's Group D fixture against Croatia Uefa says it is "confident" the semi-finals and …

    Denmark & Belgium pay tribute to Eriksen

    Euro 2020 on the BBC Dates: 11 June-11 July. Venues: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Seville, St-Petersburg. Coverage: Live on BBC …

    Euro 2020 group-by-group permutations and TV listings

    'Our wait is over' – Watch the BBC trail for our Euro 2020 coverage Euro 2020 on the BBC Dates: 11 June-11 July. Venues: Amsterdam, …

    Notify of
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    May 14, 2021
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.