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'I really liked the reaction in the dressing room'

Our defeat at Anfield last weekend ended a run of 10 matches unbeaten, but despite the result Mikel Arteta saw some positive signs from his team.

With his players standing up and taking responsibility afterwards, our manager believes it shows the progress we are making.

"I really liked the reaction that we had already in the dressing room at Anfield after the game," Arteta said.

"How some players took leadership and described what happened in a really honest way, and looked forward.

"This is something that before it didn't happen, and I am really pleased it is happening at the moment.

"This is not something that in a season it will never be like this, there are always bumps in the road, there are results, there are injuries, there are issues you have to deal with and I really like how the team has reacted through the week.

"There are a lot of things you can learn [from the defeat], you see the standards you have to raise to compete with those teams in that league, and how consistent they do it for every game, but as well how consistent they do it throughout the game. They dominate every area, and that's why they've been so successful."

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