Following Arsenal’s disappointing draw against Swansea City, Arsenal Midfielder Mathieu Flamini says Arsenal must prove that they can match the best teams in England when Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium this weekend.
Saturday’s game has become a ‘must-win’ for the Gunners after they dropped two points against Swansea City on Tuesday night.
Flamini who put up a decent performance against Swansea was the unlucky scorer of a late own goal that denied Arsenal victory over the Swans after they had fought back to lead 2-1.
Flamini told Arsenal Player…
“That’s going to be a big one,” “We want to do well, especially after the big loss against Chelsea. We want to prove that we’re one of the big teams in the Premier League.”
On the own goal he said…
“I was coming back and I think the keeper kicked the ball onto my leg and it was an own goal,” he recalled.
“Of course it’s very disappointing because it was a difficult game. We conceded an early goal, we didn’t play a great first half but we were trying, trying, trying. But we played a great second half because we came back winning 2-1 until the end and then we were unlucky on the second goal.
“We wanted to come back for the fans, especially because they have been behind us since the beginning of the season and especially after the 6-0 defeat against Chelsea. We wanted to react to give them a positive game but unfortunately we conceded at the end.”