Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has responded to their 2-2 tie with Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of the Europa League last-16 on Thursday.
William Saliba’s first-half header in Portugal gave the Gunners the advantage.
Then Goncalo Inacio pulled the visitors even, and then Paulinho’s goal gave the home team the lead.
In order to tie the score once more, Granit Xhaka’s attempted ball deflected off Hidemasa Morita and into his own goal.
When you give up two terrible goals, as we did on the road in Europe, it’s really challenging to come out on top.
After the game, Arteta remarked, “The game had several phases because we turned over too many easy balls in our own half and allowed them to (exploit) transition periods, which they are strong at.