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Alex Iwobi says he’s frustrated that Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten streak came to an end against Southampton but he insists the Gunners should give themselves some credit for stringing together such a decent run of results.
Following defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two games of the season, Unai Emery’s men went 121 days without a loss, winning 17 matches and drawing five across three competitions.
While our form has been positive, Iwobi knows that the club can’t afford to drop further points in the Premier League over the festive period if they’re to keep pace with the clubs above them.
“Frustration that it’s over,” was Iwobi’s reply when asked how he felt about the end of the run.”
“We had a lot of chances to win this game, I believe. But we have to give ourselves a bit of credit that we were able to go on this unbeaten run and now we have to start over again.
“We have to react well, we have to keep on going. It’s a bit unfortunate that there were a couple of injuries but we have to keep on going and keep on fighting throughout the season.”
On the way the game played out, he added: “I guess we weren’t concentrating throughout the 90 minutes. We had spells where we weren’t defending well as a group.
“It’s something we have to dust ourselves down from and keep on going. We can’t let our heads drop from this defeat, we just have to push on to the next match.”
That next match is a Carabao Cup quarter-final with Sp*rs on Wednesday. Having lost Hector Bellerin and Stephan Lichtsteiner to injuries at Saint Mary’s, it’ll be interesting to see how Unai Emery chooses to fill the gaps.