Kieran Tierney admits that "nothing went to plan" for us in our defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night.
In our first game back after the restart, we lost two players to injury, had another sent off, conceded a penalty and lost 3-0 to cap off a disappointing evening.
"We've worked so hard the last few months and to have such setbacks so early on in a game is never easy, especially against a team like Man City," Tierney told Arsenal.com. "But another disappointment is that you've not got fans out there either, so it's always a miss when there's no fans.
"Nothing really went to plan. That happens in football and you need to deal with it. Tonight we gave everything we could and things just went wrong at the wrong times. We just never recovered.
"It was hard. I thought in the first half, up until the goal, we were coping well with it. Obviously the goal right before half-time kind of deflates you a little bit. Going in at half-time at 0-0, you've got every confidence. Even at 1-0 we still had belief, and then the red card makes it harder as well. When people are moving positions, it's hard. A team like Manchester City are going to punish you with the ball."
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