Arteta admitted that his Arsenal side were ‘not good enough’ to beat Premier League new boys Brentford.
Playing in the English top-flight for the first time in 74 years, Brentford stunned the Gunners 2-0 thanks to goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard.
Arteta was missing some key players as the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Thomas Partey, Gabriel and Eddie Nketiah were not available.
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“I’m disappointed. It’s not the way we wanted to start the season,” he said. “We didn’t start well, conceding a goal in an isolated incident.
“We didn’t cope well with the second balls or long balls. And that’s all they needed to create problems for us. Then we conceded from a long throw.
“The biggest worry was our threat in front of goal. The amount of times we got around the box and got in great situations but it wasn’t enough threat or…
Source: Complete Sports