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Arsenal’s painful loss to Bayern won’t wreck season – Arteta



Arsenal's painful loss to Bayern won't wreck season - Arteta

MUNICH — Mikel Arteta says his Arsenal gamers are feeling the ache of their Champions League exit to Bayern Munich however insists it won’t wreck their season.

The Gunners have been knocked out on the quarterfinal stage as Joshua Kimmich scored the one objective in Wednesday’s second leg handy Bayern a 3-2 win on mixture.

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Arsenal face a fast turnaround with a visit to Wolves on Saturday as they intention to chase down Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis with six video games left to play.

Arteta stated: “[The pain] is there. It is not going to go away definitely tonight however I can assure you by tomorrow we’re totally targeted on Wolves and all people is lifted.

“What we nonetheless should play for is gorgeous. I stated earlier than it is time to be subsequent to those gamers. It is easy to be behind them and reward the gamers and speak good issues once we win 10 in a row and one draw. The second is now to be behind them and be subsequent to them.”

Arsenal have been edged out by a Bayern show by which their expertise and knowhow got here to the fore in a tie settled by a couple of key moments.

Arteta admitted afterwards that it might take a number of years for his gamers to be taught the identical street-smarts having solely returned to Champions League soccer this season for the primary time since 2017.

“We’ve not performed this competitors for seven years and we’ve not been on this stage for 14 years,” stated Arteta.

“There is a motive for it. We need to do all the pieces quick ahead, tremendous fast in a single season. I believe we’ve got the capability and the standard to be within the semifinal as a result of the margins are very small.

“These margins are coming from one thing else that perhaps we do not have but. We have now to be taught it. Once you look traditionally it took different golf equipment seven, eight or 10 years to do it. As we speak that is not going to make us really feel higher that is for certain.”

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