Arsenal press conference live: Mikel Arteta on Klopp clash, Tavares mistake and Liverpool hype
Mikel Arteta is set to face the press after Arsenal’s humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
The Reds were pretty much in control throughout and it was Aaron Ramsdale’s saves that kept him in the gaolls for as long as he did.
A fiery atmosphere saw Arteta clash with his counterpart Jurgen Klopp after Sadio Mane fouled Takehiro Tomiyasu with the pair to be held back from each other and the two receiving yellows after the altercation.
It only served to piss off the Anfield crowd and the Gunners eventually collapsed under the pressure with Mane coming home from a free kick before the break.
All hopes of a second-half comeback were then dashed as Nuno Tavares’ misplaced pass in front of his own goal allowed Diogo Jota to double the lead five minutes after the break.
Mo Salah then added a third before substitute Takumi Minamino ended Arsenal’s humiliation with a fourth and final goal of the game.
The result is a bit of a reality check for the Gunners’ top four prospects and they hope it’s not too much of a memory for their young team.
You can hear every word Mikel Arteta has to say after the game with football.london Arsenal writers Kaya Kaynak and Chris Wheatley in our live blog below.