Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has opened up on what he told his players after their loss to Tottenham Hotspurs on Thursday night.
Two goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min’s second-half effort edged the Gunners out of finishing in the top four, closing the gap with Spurs to just one point.
Arteta in a post-match statement slammed referee Paul Tierney, accusing the Englishman of destroying the beautiful game.
However, Arteta has revealed his discussion with Arsenal players, telling BBC Sport: “I have already picked them up.
“This game is history and all our focus is Newcastle, Newcastle, Newcastle. I told them I was so proud of them and if we do what we did in the first half an hour here, we will be fine against Newcastle.
“I worry a lot about today. I really, really worry about today, but I don’t worry about the performance of my players. I want to be where we deserve to be.”