Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has blamed his side’s ‘sloppiness’ for their loss away at Man United on Thursday night.
The Gunners took the lead against Michael Carrick’s side but lost 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford.
Speaking after the match, Arteta further pointed out individual errors as one of the reasons they could not hold on to possession even when under no pressure.
“No I think we were sloppy in possession,” he responded to the question on whether the team were too comfortable after the first goal.
“We gave the ball away to the opponent, and we had no pressure there. That created strong momentum that allowed them to run, and they had the structure to play – and suddenly we started to give the ball away.
“So many unforced errors that led to them having belief that they could do something in the game. I didn’t see a team with the handbrake, I saw a team that wanted to impose (themselves) here.
“They were dominant, we played with the right structure and the right freedom at the same time. But we didn’t defend our box well enough well and manage some situations well enough to concede the way did,”
Arsenal will have the chance to bounce back when they play away to Everton on Monday night.