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Warta Bola – Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest so that they were eliminated from the FA Cup. The defeat was so painful for Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal lost to Forest 0-1 in the third round of the 2021/2022 FA Cup. This match took place at the City Ground Stadium, Monday (10/1/2022) early morning WIB.
The visitors actually had more possession of the ball than Forest. However, Arsenal were unable to create a single shot on goal.
Instead, Forest ensured victory through Lewis Grabban. He scored in the 83rd minute after using Ryan Yates’ bait.
Arteta felt very disappointed Arsenal had to be eliminated from the FA Cup event early. Moreover, they have a good history in this competition after being the most champions with 14 trophies.
“It really hurts,” said Arteta.
“This is a competition that is very much tied to our history and getting out of the event is a big thing.”
Arteta insists that he is very disappointed with the performance of his squad. According to him, Arsenal are not hungry enough to win this game.
“I am very disappointed with their performance,” he continued.
“Not by attitude but by how big of a goal we have and what determination we show to change the game when it’s difficult to play against the way they play.”
Arteta appreciates Forest who can beat his team. According to him, Steve Cooper’s team is not an opponent to be taken lightly.
“I’ve been playing games like that for the last 18 years and I know how complicated it is to come here,” he said.
“It’s not surprising the difficulties you will face. But when we do that, we have to deal with it in a different way.”