Arteta - We’re upset and have to react

15/16: Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Arsenal - Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are determined to bounce back from their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb when they face Chelsea on Saturday.

Arsène Wenger’s side were beaten 2-1 at Maksimir Stadium on Wednesday night after passing up a series of good first-half opportunities.

The defeat was the Gunners’ first in five matches and Arteta says the team must respond at Stamford Bridge.

"We have to react quickly. We’re quite good at that"

Mikel Arteta

“We could have been two or three-nil up in the first 20 minutes,” the Arsenal captain said. “And after that we conceded a goal with the first chance they had.

“We were very unlucky. Obviously with 10 men the game is difficult and different. We tried our best but we couldn’t get back into the game.

“We haven’t managed to win three games in a row which is very important. We had two in the pocket and wanted a good result in Zagreb.


“We have to react quickly. We’re quite good at that. We’ve done it in the past. Saturday will be a very different game.

“[Chelsea] is a big game. We’re upset and we have to react. Sometimes when you have disappointment in the body it’s good because you find a good reaction.”


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