Sports

EPL: Mikel Arteta reveals why Arsenal failed to defeat Crystal Palace

ENGLAND – Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has blamed fatigue for their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Thursday night.

The Gunners had won three straight matches in the Premier League, but could find no pick up a fourth against Palace.

Arteta’s men dominated possession in the second half, but failed to give goalkeeper Vicente Guaita much to do.

“We created a lot of situations against the low block but lacked the final quality. We probably didn’t do enough to win the game,” Arteta told Sky Sports after the game.

“We are playing a lot of games and you can see fatigue is paying a price, many players aren’t fresh.

“We had a period that was fatigue-related where we kept giving the ball away. We lacked the quality in the final third to win the game.”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: