Arsenal spent an excessive amount of time “ready for one thing to occur” as Harry Kane’s second-half strike doomed the Gunners to a 1-Zero loss to Tottenham, in response to Hector Bellerin.
The England striker nodded house a Ben Davies cross within the 49th minute at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, giving Spurs the total three factors as they jumped into third within the Premier League standings.
With Arsenal sitting in sixth place and 6 factors again of the highest 4, Bellerin bemoaned a scarcity of initiative because the Gunners managed possession within the first half.
“We waited too lengthy,” Bellerin informed Arsenal’s official web site. “Within the first half, we have been ready for one thing to occur. We did not create probabilities, we did not have the ball like we should always have accomplished after which within the second half we paid for it.
“We have to take the initiative a bit extra, to assault extra and preserve the ball as a result of we did not do this as we speak.
“Within the second half, on the finish they have been drained, they weren’t urgent as a lot and we have been making a bit extra space so we had probabilities. It is a bit irritating since you may see that we may have gone house with a degree and even three.
“I feel we weren’t at the usual required, so it is one thing to have a look at for the subsequent sport.”
Arsenal return to the sphere for a Europa League final 32 first leg towards Ostersund on Thursday, with the second leg set for the Emirates Stadium one week later.
The Gunners then face Manchester Metropolis within the Carabao Cup closing on February 25, which means Arsenal will not return to league play till a rematch towards Metropolis on March 1.
“There’s nonetheless loads of video games to play,” Bellerin mentioned. “There are a great deal of factors nonetheless to play for, so we have to look ahead. We will not simply be caught trying again at this sport.”