Mikel Arteta has acknowledged that Arsenal need a mental reset following their missed opportunities in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The Gunners were gunned down by their visitors in the FA Cup third round in front of their home fans, even when the odds were on their side.
Despite a dominant first half, Arsenal’s inability to convert chances, combined with solid goalkeeping from Alisson Becker, led to their downfall in the later stages of the match.
Jakub Kiwior’s own goal and Luis Diaz’s late strike sealed Liverpool’s win.
Arsenal has struggled in recent matches, with just one win in their last seven games across all competitions.
Acknowledging the shortfalls of their recent results, Arteta said, “Probably it has (become a psychological issue), especially after today, more than it was against Fulham or West Ham before that. That’s why I think we need to reset.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal will have a 13-day break before their next match against Crystal Palace, providing a good opportunity for the team to regroup.