Arteta blasts Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat at Everton

Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, has hit out his players for being “inconsistent”, following a 2-1 defeat to Everton on Monday. The Gunners went in front through Martin Odegaard.

Arteta blasts Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat at Everton
Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, has hit out his players for being “inconsistent”, following a 2-1 defeat to Everton on Monday. The Gunners went in front through Martin Odegaard. Richarlison, who saw two goals disallowed by VAR, drew the hosts level, before Demarai Gray fired in an unstoppable winner. Arteta, speaking to Sky Sports after the game, said: “In the first half, we were very inconsistent with the ball. I didn’t like it. No penetration. One of the few times we did it we scored. Second half we tried to do more of those things, created four big chances but conceded a very sloppy goal when you need to manage the game. “We couldn’t take the ball into the final third. They’re not going to give you time, at Goodison you know what to expect. I think the team tried to go, we kept pressing high. We lost a few important duels that put us under some pressure. “What I want is more from my team. Today you have the game under control even though you’re not playing your best and you have to find a way to win it. The way we conceded the goals and losing this match is not something good. “It could have been very different but we haven’t managed to do it. When the opponent is there for the taking you have to do it and we haven’t. It wasn’t good enough.”