Mikel Arteta stayed coy on whether his side were now favourites to advance to the Carabao Cup last after Arsenal’s nil nil draw with Liverpool.
Speaking to media in his post-match interview following his sides brave draw with Liverpool at Anfield in spite of being down to 10 males for the majority of the video game, Arsenal manager Arteta declined to be drawn into talking about whether the outcome now made Arsenal favourites to advance to the last.
Granit Xhaka’s early red card looked set to suffice to tip the balance in favour of the hosts, who currently had the support of the Anfield crowd and a near complete lineup of fit gamers omitting those who had actually ventured to the African Cup of Nations.
However, some stoic Arsenal protecting left Liverpool not able to select the lock with any frequency and successfully shut them out for the complete period of the video game, besides one minute when Takumi Minamino had the objective open at his grace without any goalkeeper in sight, just for him to spoon his shot over the bar.
Arteta announced that the fans backing in the next video game would be big if they were to advance into the last.
Arsenal will now enter into the 2nd leg on January 20th with the benefit of dipping into house and ought to ideally have more of a team to deal with as gamers return from injury and brand-new gamers are signed as the January window advances.
You can see the complete video of Arteta’s interview listed below.