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Arteta disappointed with Bayern loss

20 February 2013 17:06

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has labelled his side's 3-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League as 'not good enough'.

The north London club were 2-0 down after just 20 minutes against the German outfit on Tuesday night, and are now faced with the difficult task of scoring three unanswered goals in Munich to progress to the quarter-final stage.

"We are very disappointed with the result," the Spaniard told reporters after the match.

"I think for them to be 3-1 up is not good enough from us. We made some mistakes that cost us a lot in the game. That was the difference."

Despite the result, Arteta could not fault the effort of his team-mates and admits they were stung on the break as they piled forward in search of an equaliser.

"I think we put everything into the game," the 30-year-old said.

"I think we started the game well and the first time they got around the box they scored. Then we conceded a sloppy goal at a corner again. Once it is 2-0 to a big team like this, it is a difficult game to play.

"We kept trying, kept believing and we got in the game through Lukas (Podolski) and we kept trying to get the (second) goal. We took some risks and we paid for it on the break."

Arsenal came close to overhauling a four-goal deficit against AC Milan last year, and Arteta is determined to do everything possible to win at the Allianz Arena.

"We have to go for it," he said. "We know it is very difficult at the moment but you never know in football. We may score early in the game."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
19 February 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
1 - 3
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Emirates Stadium (London)
Attendance
59974

Goals

0 - 1
7' T. Kroos
 (assist by T. Müller)
0 - 2
L. Podolski 55'
(assist by J. Wilshere) 
1 - 2
1 - 3
77' M. Mandžukić
 (assist by P. Lahm)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
3 23'
5 15'
6
8 24'
19
10
16 67'
14
9 55' 66'
Coach: A. Wenger
# Player Bookings
1
21 90'
5
27
4
31 36'
7
8
39 7'
9 77'
25 21' 58'
Coach: J. Heynckes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
30
33
11
13
22
44

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