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Every word Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta just said on Willian, penalty appeal and Rob Holding injury

How frustrated were you to not get anything from the game?

Upset obviously not to get anything from the game the way the game went because I felt that we kept growing and growing and having more belief that we could actually get something from it.

At the same time I’m extremely proud about the way we played individually and collectively to put the performance that we put in tonight in this stadium. It’s not an easy thing to do.

Was there a case for a penalty just before half-time?

You need everything to go your way to get a win here and obviously when you have the three or four big chances we had you have to put them away because you know that in your box that’s going to be the case.

It’s that situation, I’ve seen it back, I just ask for the refs to watch it back and I don’t think they checked it because it took two seconds for the whistle to go.

I am disappointed with that.

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Will you ease Thomas Partey into the first team?

We will see how quickly we can make it with him but as well we have to respect that process and that time for him because he only trained a day really with us.

It’s a lot of new information, it’s a completely different game model for him to understand. We have to respect a little bit that. When he came on he looked good.

What was the reasoning for playing Willian through the middle?

We need to have the versatility to play in different formations occupying different spaces. It was a game for him, the way City plays and the way they track the opponents and the spaces that can be used. He was really convinced as well.

It was obviously really hard to leave two strikers on the bench but it was a tactical decision.

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