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Arteta - They were waiting for one moment

Mikel Arteta was understandably disappointed after we were beaten by Leicester on Sunday evening.

Despite dominating much of the game, we were caught out by a late Jamie Vardy goal and our manager was left to rue that costly lapse.
 
"I think the team started really well," Arteta told Arsenal.com. "We had a really good first half against a really low block but they're a team that has the ability to play and open you up as well. We didn't allow that to happen, we were really aggressive, we won every duel, we were a threat.
 
"I think we created enough chances in the first half to be in front. Certainly we scored a goal, I don't know how that wasn't allowed. In the second half, it was about being patient, waiting for the right moments, they were just waiting for our mistake.
 
"They had 10 men behind the ball and then one occasion, when the ball is under no pressure, we tried to step in and that created the space and then they are through. After the 1-0, I think we have to play those moments better, there were too many free-kicks and we didn't put the ball in the box enough.
 
"I think we gave some sloppy passes away [in the second half]. We started to lose some duels. You start to get a little bit frustrated because it's really difficult to attack them in the spaces.
 
"You start to force some passes that you shouldn't do against these blocks but still they didn't have any threat. They didn't have any shots on target or anything but they were waiting for one moment and credit to them, they've done it."

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