Nicolas Pepe admits Arsenal are “facing concentration problems” following Raheem Sterling’s goal after 79 SECONDS gave Manchester City a win in the Emirates
- Arsenal were unable to show any effect in their 1-0 loss to Manchester City
- Raheem Sterling had the winner very early and was able to score a cross
- Nicolas Pepe said Arsenal needed to fix their “concentration problems”.
Nicolas Pepe has voiced his frustration with the Arsenal team after losing 1-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
Raheem Sterling found space between the two center-backs to score a home cross within two minutes and Arsenal were unable to break through for the rest of the game.
Pepe told RMC Sport: “We have concentration problems that we have to fix.”
According to Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal will have to work on their concentration problems after their defeat
Raheem Sterling scored early and Arsenal couldn’t find a breakthrough to equalize
Arsenal had good possession times but couldn’t find the killer pass in the final third.
“We had chances in the game too,” added Pepe. “In this game there was that goal and then nothing.”
Arsenal only managed one shot on goal and now have only one win in their last few games.
Boss Mikel Arteta admitted the Gunners had “no quality” in the game and were to blame for the goal.
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal did something wrong and no quality in the final third
“We did something wrong,” he said. “We didn’t do it in the first 10 minutes. It’s a cross and Raheem Sterling can’t head a ball there. You cannot admit this goal. It was a tactical thing we were prepared for, but we didn’t read it in the game.
After the Sterling goal, Manchester City continued to dominate most of the game but never really seemed to have to play at their best.
In tenth place in the Premier League, Arsenal’s hopes for a goal in Europe seem to be fading. The Europa League may be the only chance for Champions League football next year.
Meanwhile, Manchester City flies to the top of the league and has won the last 18 games in all competitions.