Arteta fires angry message after 1-0 win over Chelsea

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Mikel Arteta guided Arsenal to a rare victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The former Arsenal midfielder has faced massive pressure since his side were eliminated from the Europa League at the semi final stage by Villarreal last Thursday.

Arsenal are at risk of not qualifying for European football for the first time in 25 years this season, and it has mounted massive pressure on Arteta.

Speaking after the game against Chelsea, Arteta was angry at the press, as he claimed that some of his words were misconstrued in the media.

Contrary to reports about dressing room unrest in the Gunners camp, Arteta maintained that everything is fine.

“Nothing is broken, inside nothing is broken,” he told Sky Sports immediately after the game.

“I don’t know how hard you are going to try from the outside, but from the inside – no. They will try to put things on me that I never said.

“You can see the spirit of the team from the first minute. It doesn’t matter if we’re playing to be seventh, eighth or ninth you can see that and you can never doubt about their efforts and how much they try.”

When asked to explain what he was referring to, Arteta added:

“Something that I didn’t say.

“I said that if I don’t get 120% from each player, then it’s my fault and my responsibility and it wasn’t like this in the press and I am so annoyed with that.

“My players, I will defend them in front of anybody for the rest of the time that I’m here because they deserve it, because they earn it every single day.”

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