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“I received over 122 text messages saying the same thing” – Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta revealed what people told him after heavy defeat to Brighton

“I received over 122 text messages saying the same thing” – Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta revealed what people told him after heavy defeat to Brighton

Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has discussed the encouragement he got from everyone after his team’s 3-0 home loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

If the Gunners had defeated the Seagulls on Sunday, they may have extended the championship chase till the last day of the season, but Roberto De Zerbi’s team destroyed them 3-0

Unjustly, there was a great deal of disappointment in and around the Emirates, but Arteta and company also got a lot of support. After last week’s game, the Arsenal manager revealed the messages he had on his phone.

Arsenal has only lost five games in the Premier League this season, but their loss to Brighton this weekend was perhaps their poorest effort under Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners played well in the first half, but the Seagulls completely destroyed them in the second. The men of Arteta had no response at all, and they were rightfully defeated.

As is typical for Arsenal supporters, anger about the outcome was quite evident on social media. But as everyone looked back and considered the wider picture, they realized what an amazing job this young Gunners team had done this season.

Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has discussed the encouragement he got from everyone after his team’s 3-0 home loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

If the Gunners had defeated the Seagulls on Sunday, they may have extended the championship chase till the last day of the season, but Roberto De Zerbi’s team destroyed them 3-0.

Unjustly, there was a great deal of disappointment in and around the Emirates, but Arteta and company also got a lot of support. After last week’s game, the Arsenal manager revealed the messages he had on his phone.

According to the Evening Standard, the Arsenal manager stated:“In the three years I have been at the club, I have never had that many text messages after the game. It was incredible.

“I think it was 122 messages I had – all talking about what we have done. ‘Don’t lose perspective on what you guys have done’. That helps because it comes from friends, a lot of colleagues, coaches as well, a lot of people at the club, and sometimes that helps you as well and sometimes you need that.

“You can’t be only with that tunnel vision thinking about: ‘I should have done that in the game, I should have changed that, we should have done that’. And you just kill and hammer yourself. That (the messages) helped I think.”

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