Mikel Arteta felt his Arsenal aspect lacked the mandatory composure to handle the sport after they gained a late level in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at The Emirates.
Alexandre Lacazette struck with the final kick of the sport because the Gunners earned a degree in opposition to Palace and prevented Patrick Vieira successful on his return to the membership.
The Frenchman gained three Premier League titles and captained the Gunners throughout their unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ marketing campaign and his title rang across the Emirates Stadium earlier than and after an exciting 2-2 draw.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal forward early on however from then on Palace had been the higher aspect as Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard struck within the second half to seemingly win the sport – just for substitute Lacazette to stage on the dying.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities after the sport, Arteta mentioned: “An odd recreation. We began very well, we had been dominant and we scored the aim. After that we lacked composure to handle the sport. We didn’t have a sequence of passes after which the workforce was stretched.
“After half time we modified a few issues and we bought higher however we gave the ball away in areas you may’t and after that we gave a mountain to climb.
Arsenal confirmed character
“Credit score they didn’t hand over, we had some large probabilities after which bought the aim in the long run.
“My notion was we had been making an attempt to guard one thing as a substitute of going for the second. We weren’t snug.”
On Lacazette’s efficiency when he got here on, Arteta added: “We’re with him every single day and that’s what he does, he fights for each ball and he transmitted some perception and vitality to the gang when he got here on.
“The constructive I do know the group is rarely going to surrender. The workforce saved making an attempt and in the long run we bought the reward.”