Mikel Arteta makes admission after losing to Chelsea

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Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea in a pre-season clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, as goals from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham did the damage for Chelsea.

Chelsea were the better side over the course of the game, and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gave Chelsea the credit after the match as he admitted that his side did well against the best team in Europe.

Speaking in his post-match press conference after the game, Arteta said: “First of all, it was a great atmosphere.

“The fans were right behind the team and I think with 20 or 25,000 fans, they created a great atmosphere in the stadium.

“It was a great test for us against the best team in Europe.

“I think we showed some really positive stuff and some worrying stuff when we gave the ball away in difficult positions, and when we had to do defensive organisation, it opened spaces in difficult moments.

“For what we could do against the team and where we are in pre-season, I think it was positive.”

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