Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal will recover from their heavy defeat by Chelsea with a much-improved performance against Swansea City, Sky
The Gunners were beaten 6-0 by the Blues and had Kieran Gibbs sent off in a case of mistaken identity after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball on the goal line.
Arteta offered the Arsenal supporters an apology and insisted the team would do whatever they could to put it right against the Swans. “I am expecting a big reaction against Swansea because Saturday was not good enough for this football club,” the former Everton midfielder said.
“I promise everyone that we have the hunger to put it right. We have an opportunity again at home and we just need to bounce back.
“The good thing is we have a lot of things to play for and we have always reacted to disappointments and difficult moments, but this one is a really hard one to take. It was a massive game for us and for me it is unacceptable.
“We just disrupted the good season we were having. I don’t know what else to say apart from sorry to everyone at the club and the fans, and we promise that we will try hard to put that right.”
Arsenal are in fourth place after the defeat at Stamford Bridge, seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea and six points clear of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, having played a game fewer than Spurs and Chelsea.
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