Mikel Arteta responds to getting suspension for Arsenal’s clash vs Aston Villa
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 07, 2023 - 08:16AM
Mikel Arteta will be suspended for Arsenal’s trip to Aston Villa (Reuters)

will be suspended for ’s trip to on Saturday after he received a yellow card in the 4-3 win over Town on Tuesday evening.

Declan Rice’s injury-time goal sealed the victory for Arsenal which has put them five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Arteta went wild on the touchline with the rest of his coaching staff after Rice scored the winner but in doing so the Arsenal manager was given a yellow card for leaving his technical area.

That is now Arteta’s third caution of the season, which means he will be forced to watch Arsenal’s clash with Villa from the stands.

When asked about receiving another yellow card on the touchline, Arteta told beIN Sports: ‘I could not be seated in my seat. It was pure emotion. If that’s a yellow… that’s a yellow.’

Mikel Arteta received a yellow card for his celebrations after Declan Rice’s winner against Luton (Getty)

Arsenal have now won four games in a row in the Premier League and Arteta believes his players have created a ‘unique energy’ in the dressing room.

‘I think it gives a special chemistry between them to live moments like that in football,’ Arteta said.

‘That’s the beauty of it, it’s not about you, it’s about doing it with a team and the energy you feel in that dressing room is something unique.

‘The way we want to play, we are never satisfied with a draw – we want to win games. The risks that we take, the initiative that we take, how we suffocate the opponent, how we want to play forward and the team got rewarded. We had many other chances to score before that but we left it until the end.

‘It was a beautiful match of football. Congratulations to Luton, the atmosphere they created was electric, it was special. The way they played, they made life really difficult for us, they are really well coached, they have a big spirit in the team.

‘We had to dig really deep – especially the way we conceded the goals – to have a chance to win the game in the way that we’ve done it.’


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