Mikel Arteta couldn’t hold back his words after his side lost 2-1 to the European Champions
Chelsea had their scoreline opened by same Kai Havertz who scored their last goal of the se ason.
The Blues although fell short during the second half but a fine steal on a loose ball by Tammy Abraham helped the West Londonders get back on the lead.
Mikel Arteta approached the game looking likely to win but couldn’t as Chelsea remained the dominant side.
But the loss didn’t do any damage to the former Manchester City assistant coach who has praised his boys for a good game.
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Speaking after the game, Arteta finally admitted that his rivals, Chelsea are the best team in Europe and it was a good game against them.
“First of all, it was a great atmosphere,” the 39-year-old Spaniard said.
“The fans were right behind the team and I think with 20 or 25,000, they created a great atmosphere at the stadium.
“It was a great test for us against the best team in Europe. I think we showed some really positive stuff and some worrying stuff when we gave the ball away in difficult positions, and when we had to do defensive organisation, it opened spaces in difficult moments.
“For what we could do against that team and where we are in pre-season, I think it was positive.