Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea – Mikel Arteta FULL Post Match Press Conference – SUBTITLES

Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea – Mikel Arteta FULL Post Match Press Conference – SUBTITLES


I’m sure you feel that you deserved more from
the game? “Yes, I am really disappointed with the result
and the way we conceded the goals and the timing of them as well. I’m pleased with a
lot of things I’ve seen and I’ pleased with things that we trained that actually happened
in the game and how they buy into this. “But I’m disappointed to lose the game. We
have to sustain that level for longer periods against a very physical team like Chelsea
and yes, we have to move on.” What do you put the individual errors down
to, lack of concentration? “I don’t think so. We were pretty comfortable
even when we were defending much deeper than I like, I cannot think of any clear chances
for Chelsea before that. “It’s decision making, it happens. It’ll happen
again for sure but against these types of opposition, you get punished. Should Joringho have been on the pitch? “I think that’s up to you guys to decide.” I’m interested in what your opinion? “For me it was very clear, that’s it.” Do you blame your team? “No, it’s not that I blame my team. We are
responsible for the things we did wrong on the football pitch, the decisions we didn’t
get right. The other things, we cannot control them or change them.” There were a lot of yellow cards at that seemed
the most obvious? “I prefer not to respond, thank you.” Was you slightly naive for the winner, pushing
forward? “I think we moved the structure really well.
We had more numbers than the opponent, we are in complete control – I think it’s a five
against three – and that’s the structure we need to control those situations. “Then, we stepped back and they are really
good in transitions.” What was Bernd Leno’s reaction? “He will be down. When an error costs the
team points, it’s harder so we’ll have to lift him. He’s done a really good job since
he joined this football club and we have to respect that. We need him on board, bring
the confidence back and that’s it.” Could you engage Chelsea further up the pitch? “More than to do with the organisation, it
was physically tough to maintain that Chelsea play at, at the moment. We are asking them
to play at a different pace and be much more aggressive and at the moment, they suffered. “We have a lot of injuries, young players
as well, we’re putting demands on them. I don’t think they didn’t want to do it or they
were scared, I think it was the physicality of the game.” Freddie Ljungberg watched from the directors
box, is that a permanent role for him? “I want him to have a different view from
us and communicate with us all the time and it’s important that he sees things from a
different angle at the moment.” Are Arsenal going from challenging for the
Champions League to avoiding a relegation battle? “We have to go day by day and step by step
and I don’t want to make any predictions.” Can you explain what’s happening with Granit
Xhaka? “He played well at Bournemouth and was very
committed. After the game, he started to feel ill with a temperature and the last two days
he’s been in bed. That’s why he wasn’t selected. Do you think he will leave in January? “I hope not.” What’s wrong with Calum Chambers? “The doctors are assessing him. The first
feeling he got wasn’t very positive.”