The Gunners boss felt his pre-match feedback have been taken out of context by some media shops
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta hit out on the media after his aspect defeated Chelsea 1-0 on Wednesday.
Emile Smith Rowe scored early within the match at Stamford Bridge after a Jorginho error, and the objective stood up because the Gunners defended resiliently by the second half.
After the match, although, Arteta felt compelled to lash out at what he felt was an unfair interpretation of pre-match feedback through which he appeared to counsel some Arsenal gamers weren’t giving their all.
What was mentioned?
“Nothing is damaged inside,” Arteta mentioned to Sky Sports. “I do not know the way they wish to attempt from the skin. They attempt to put issues on me that I by no means mentioned.
“You possibly can see the spirit of the group from the primary minute. You possibly can by no means doubt the efforts.
“I mentioned if I do not get 120 per cent off every participant it is my fault and duty. It wasn’t like this within the press. I am so aggravated by that.
“My gamers, I’ll defend them from everyone for the remainder of the time I am right here. They do not deserve that.”
Arteta added on the press: “They are not going to interrupt it [the team’s bond]. They will attempt however they are not going to interrupt it.
“Not solely with the gamers, however the teaching workers and the board – they can not contact it. In the event that they attempt to contact it it may be with opinions however not saying one thing I by no means mentioned.
“I am not taking that. It is the primary time I’ve to make my level.”
What have been Arteta’s pre-match feedback?
The Arsenal boss appeared to counsel that a few of his gamers had let him down by now providing their most effort this season.
Requested if his gamers had given their all, Arteta replied: “With nearly all of them, sure.
“A few of them can get to a sure degree and you can not push them any additional. You wish to evolve them however it’s not potential.
“After I mentioned a majority, I didn’t say all of them. Some have an enormous contribution to make to these outcomes.”