'We all make errors, it's part of football'

Mikel Arteta immediately offered his backing to Bernd Leno after the goalkeeper’s own goal in our defeat against Everton on Friday night.

We conceded the only goal of the game when Richarlison’s cross went through our goalkeeper’s clutches and deflected into the net, but our manager had a clear message for him.

“[I will tell him] that we all make errors, it's part of football and you have to be prepared to lift yourself up and focus on the next challenge,” Arteta told Arsenal Media.

“I think we didn’t deserve to lose the match at the end. There are some things that we can do better and we can control and unfortunately, there are others that we can't and [they] really affect the game.

“We didn't have the clarity and the quality to resolve some situations. I think we created some chances, certainly more than them and we had much more control of the game. 

“But then as well we scored an own goal and when we needed the decisions, that we earned, those were taken away [by VAR].”

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