News: Two Arsenal players have their say after Arsenal’s damaging loss against Man City

Gunners loss to City keeps them 12 points behind the top of the table.


Arsenal players Alex Iwobi and Petr Cech spoke to Arsenal website after their defeat at Manchester City. And both the players have revealed that they do have regrets about the game which they could do right.

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Alex Iwobi started the game for Arsenal instead of Alexandre Lacazette on the left hand side but was mostly anonymous in the game, but played his part in the goal the Gunners scored, and it was scored by substitute Alexandre Lacazette.

He says that the team will have to move on and look forward for the upcoming challenges, also mentioning that the result doesn’t reflect how well they played as a team.

But the Nigerian International is also regretting because the French striker didn’t start the game.

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“We had an extra attacking player going forward but at the end of the day we set up very well to play against City and we were just unfortunate. Maybe if he’d started on the wing it would have been different, but it is what it is,”
he added.

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Arsenal keeper Petr Cech also spoke after the game and he says that he thought that they had a chance when Lacazette pulled one back for them.
“We had time to search for the equaliser but the third goal obviously made a huge difference. At 2-1 the game was going on and we had some good passages of play where we could have put them more under pressure and searched for the equaliser. At 3-1, it gave the advantage back to them. They are an experienced team with a lot of quality and they took advantage of that.”

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He also says that he can’t really comment on the penalty as referee took the decision, which they will have to respect. Speaking on the third goal, Cech said that Silva seemed to be ahead of everyone, but they will have to respect what the linesman ruled, as they have a difficult job.