Arsenal Focus on Crystal Palace After Knocked Out of Europa League
Arsenal ran aground in the last 16 of the 2022/2023 Europa League. Mikel Arteta ensures that the Gunners will immediately focus on Crystal Palace in their next match. Photo: Twitter
LONDON – Arsenal ran aground in the last 16 of the 2022/2023 Europa League after being defeated by Sporting CP. Coach Mikel Arteta ensures that the Gunners will immediately focus on Crystal Palace in their next match.
Sporting clashed in the second leg, Friday (17/3/2023) early morning, Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw until extra time.
This result makes the aggregate of both the same 3-3. This makes the winner must be determined through a penalty shootout.
Unfortunately, the Premier League club gave up 3-5 in the penalty shootout. This was due to the failure of Gabriel Martinelli, who became Arsenal’s fourth kicker.
The good news, Arsenal still have a good chance to win the Premier League trophy this season.
That is why, Arteta ensures that Arsenal will immediately focus on serving the next match against Crystal Palace.
“Our next game is with (Crystal) Palace. Every job we do at the moment has to lead to Palace and we have to be better than in this game,” Arteta said.
Apart from that, Arteta also emphasized that Arsenal must evaluate after being eliminated from the Europa League.
Not wanting to drag on in disappointment, Arteta will focus on preparing for Arsenal’s upcoming match.
“We just have to look at ourselves and why we weren’t good enough to qualify,” concluded the Spaniard.