Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: “We Utterly Fell,” Laments Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta.


Mikel Arteta claims his Arsenal team was punished by Liverpool because they “totally crashed” after a thrashing at Anfield.

The Gunners were trounced 4-0, with three of those goals coming in a 25-minute span in the second half.

It ended Arsenal’s 10-game undefeated streak in all competitions.

“At 1-0 down, we go to half-time; it’s the moment when we have to be patient, but we were exactly the opposite,” Arteta remarked.

“We were absolutely destroyed. That’s why we lose the game — everything else is a result of the aggravation of having to pursue the game.”

On multiple instances, the visitors threw the ball away while attempting to play out from the back, with Diogo Jota initiating the second-half frenzy after pouncing on Nuno Tavares’ wayward pass.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Takumi Minamino also found the back of the net for the hosts.

“We know they will punish you,” Arteta told Sky Sports. They can press; in fact, they are among the greatest at it. Football entails making mistakes.

“We demonstrated for 45 minutes that we could compete with them.” We collapsed after 15-20 minutes, threw away the game, and that is what we learned today.”

‘It’s possible to be greedy, and we were.’
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was “always vital to win home games,” but it was more crucial considering his team’s failure to win their previous two Premier League games.

West Ham’s setback before the international break came after a 2-2 draw with Brighton at Anfield, where they had led 2-0 after 24 minutes.

However, the Reds move up to second place, at least until Manchester City play on Sunday, three points behind leaders Chelsea.

“It wasn’t a world-class performance, but it was really controlled, mature, and thrilling in sections,” Klopp said on Match of the Day.

“The goals we scored were well-played, and they were earned in counter-pressing scenarios.” I appreciate these goals because they generate issues for the opponents — in these situations, you can be greedy, like we were today.”

Klopp was also questioned about an argument on the touchline in the first half that required him and Arteta to be removed, leading in both managers being booked.

“It wasn’t in the plan,” he explained. “The circumstance was that Sadio [Mane] goes for a clean heading challenge, no one fouls, and they get up, and for me, it was a little too evident that there was nothing.”

“He’s only a physical player.” You can’t do that; it happens far too frequently, and it’s wrong. It’s tough not to stand up and say anything when they get up from the bench.”

According to Arteta, the two chatted after the game and “these moments are left on the pitch.”

“He was protecting his team, I was defending mine, that’s all there was to it.” “It makes no difference,” he continued.