“It’s painful, but we have to learn,” says Arteta

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published 2 hours ago, Updated 1 minute ago

Mikel Arteta returned to the Gunners’ defeat. Angelika Warmuth / REUTERS

The Gunners coach returned to the elimination this Wednesday evening against Bayern Munich (1-0, 3-2 cumulative score).

“It’s painful, but we must learn from this confrontation”said Mikel Arteta, Arsenal coach, after the elimination of his team in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday evening in Munich, on Bayern’s pitch. “We had our moments, especially in the first half. It was never a very big occasion. It’s painful, but we must learn from this confrontation. The players gave their best, we didn’t have that magical moment that we need in the competition.”explained Mikel Arteta at a press conference.

After a 2-all draw at the Emirates, Arsenal lost 1-0 on a headed goal from Joshua Kimmich, a setback synonymous with the end of the C1 quarter-finals for the Gunners. “In the first leg, we conceded two avoidable goals, which had a significant impact on the draw. We were still alive when we got here. The margins are so thin. A mistake or a moment could make the difference”stressed Arteta.

“We haven’t been in this position for 14 years, we haven’t played the Champions League for 7 years. There is a reason for this. Today’s match will make us better.”, the Spanish technician tried to be positive. Arsenal will embark on the end of the season in the quest for a first English league title since 2004. With six matches remaining in the season, the Londoners are two points behind Manchester City.

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