Marcelo Bielsa gave Arsenal a run for their money as the Gunners managed to scrape a 1-0 win against Leeds in their FA cup game. Mikel Arteta did not mince his words when expressing his disappointment in Arsenal’s first-half performance.
Leeds dominated the first half of the FA Cup game and it was only by chance and a whole lot of luck that Arsenal did not find themselves down by a goal, if not more, by the half time break.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta did not hide his feelings during the halftime break, going on to tell his team what he thought of their effortless first-half performance.
Leeds were able to get off 15 shots in the first half with a very close near miss from Patrick Bamford that saw the ball hitting the bar.
“I wasn’t happy at all with the first 30, 35 minutes, how we started the game, how we approached the game,” Arteta said in his post-game interview.”
“When I see what I don’t want to see, and I’m not talking about technically or even tactically, I cannot be happy and I have to let them know.”….
And let them he did as Arsenal finally woke up in the second half and finally decided to pitch up to the game.