Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted that it was “tough” for his sidebto bring down Manchester City, who were “really comfortable” after going upfront.
Arteta’s team had seven shots against Man City in the game, but only one of them was on target.
The decisive moment of the game came in the first two minutes. Man City started well and went to the front through Raheem Sterling, who headed a Riyad Mahrez cross into the far corner of Bernd Leno post.
Speaking after the game, Arteta told Sky Sports “When we conceded the first goal it put us in a difficult situation. It was tough. With the formation and the players they use they are 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
“We got something wrong. We didn’t do it in the first 10 minutes. It’s a cross and Raheem Sterling cannot head a ball there.
“You cannot concede that goal. It was a tactical thing that we were prepared for but we didn’t read it in the game.”