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Mikel Arteta has sent a message to Arsenal players after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham on Thursday.
The Gunners dropped important points, meanwhile, a win in the North London derby would have made them secure their place in the Champions League next season.
The Spaniard’s mood wasn’t the best after the game but he admitted no matter what he’s ‘really proud’ of his squad.
Speaking via the club’s official website, the Arteta stated:
“I cannot do it. I just want to say that I am really proud of my players but obviously we didn’t get the result that we wanted.
“We can’t wait now to play on Monday. This is how I feel.
“I want to be on the touchline on Monday night. No [I can’t talk] because I will be suspended. You can ask the referee if he wants to come and give an assessment of the match. I can do it but I have two options, I can lie to you, which I don’t do, or if not I will be suspended and I really want to be on the touchline against Newcastle.
“That we lost the game. Obviously, we wanted to play the game and we were so excited to play a game and you’ve seen the team, how it started, the way we were playing and this beautiful occasion was destroyed and unfortunately, we could not enjoy the game that we wanted to play.” added the manager.