EPL: What I told my players after 3-0 defeat to Tottenham – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta


Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has revealed what he told his players after their damaging 3-0 defeat to Tottenham.

Two goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min’s second-half effort gave a dent to the Gunners’ top four hopes, closing the gap with Spurs to just one point.

Arteta could not resist the temptation of slamming referee Paul Tierney after the game, accusing the Englishman of destroying the beautiful game.

However, the former Manchester City assistant coach has revealed his discussion with Arsenal players, telling BBC Sport: “I have already picked them up.

“This game is history and all our focus is Newcastle, Newcastle, Newcastle. I told them I was so proud of them and if we do what we did in the first half an hour here, we will be fine against Newcastle.

“I worry a lot about today. I really, really worry about today, but I don’t worry about the performance of my players. I want to be where we deserve to be.”

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