Mikel Arteta has praised Arsenal for ‘defending for his or her lives’ following his facet’s 1-1 stalemate with Southampton.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended his five-match objective drought to assist the ten-man Gunners keep away from a document fifth consecutive league defeat on the Emirates.
Arteta was happy together with his facet’s spirited effort to maintain Southampton at bay after Gabriel Magalhaes was despatched off for 2 yellow playing cards – the seventh dismissal of his tenure.
“Whenever you can not win it you don’t lose it,” the Spaniard stated after the match.
“Going once more with ten males and enjoying so lengthy towards an excellent facet it’s important to take it. The boys defended with their lives and it’s important to take a degree.
“I used to be disenchanted with the best way we conceded the primary objective as a result of it was the primary motion that they actually created.
“We had some good moments and a few good alternatives the place we didn’t rating. Hopefully that’s going to unlock us as a result of in the previous few weeks it’s been a wrestle. On this case for Auba [Aubameyang] individually I feel it’s actually essential.”
Gabriel was despatched off for 2 yellow playing cards within the match, his first earned for time losing and second for a careless problem on Theo Walcott.
Arteta lamented referee Paul Tierney’s determination to e book him for time losing and stated Southampton weren’t punished for related infringements.
He added: “There have been many incidents earlier than that the place the referee didn’t give any yellow playing cards for blocking free-kicks, for kicking the ball out and we acquired it. It’s a must to be just a little secure on that perceive the sport and the stress.”
Bukayo Saka was a standout performer for Arsenal within the match and the England defender stated Gunners followers ‘deserve higher’ in a put up on social media after the sport.
He wrote: “You deserve extra Arsenal followers.”