What Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said about his side’s dramatic draw with Sheffield United
Mikel Arteta believes his Arsenal side did enough to win the game after they conceded a late equaliser at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.
Gabriel Martinelli's goal on the stroke of half-time appeared to have the Gunners on course for a vital victory - only for John Fleck to strike with seven minutes remaining and secure a creditable 1-1 draw for the Blades.
The result leaves Arteta's side four points adrift of the Blades, who ended the day seventh in the Premier League table.
“I'm very disappointed today,” Arteta, whose opposite number Chris Wilder warned his Blades must improve their performance levels, said.
“I think the performance deserved three points and I think we lost two points.
“In the Premier League, if you don't put the game to bed then in the last 10 or 15 minutes this type of team just need a long ball, a second ball, a set-piece, and you can give the points away. That's it.”