Mikel Arteta frustrated over Man City defeat, says assistant boss Stuivenberg

Gabriel's bizarre sending off after two yellow cards in the space of three minutes would also leave the Spaniard furious with the Brazilian.
Mikel Arteta frustrated over Man City defeat, says assistant boss Stuivenberg

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has expressed frustration river his side's 2-1 defeat to league leaders, Manchester City on new year's day.

Assistant manager, Albert Stuivenberg, revealed Arteta's position during the post-match conference at the Emirates.

WuzupNigeria reported that Arteta missed the game after testing positive for COVID-19 and needed to go into compulsory self-isolation.

Riyad Mahrez cancelled Bukayo Saka's opener with a penalty before Rodri struck a late blow on the hosts to seal a 2-1 victory for Pep Guardiola's men.

Arteta would be more frustrated that his side lost control of the game after the controversial penalty awarded by referee Stuart Attwell after Granit Xhaka brought down Bernardo Silva in The Gunners' box.

Gabriel's bizarre sending off after two yellow cards in the space of three minutes would also leave the Spaniard furious with the Brazilian.

"Mikel has the same feelings as me," Stuivenberg said. ‘He is frustrated after the performance and seeing the development of the team from the start of the season to now.

"Are we able to compete against one of the best teams in the world? And we were. We also showed guts and played the game we wanted in the first half. In the end it is frustrating to end with zero points."

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