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Arsenal’s return to action so quickly after losing to Newcastle United in controversial circumstances could be a blessing in disguise as Mikel Arteta’s side can take out their frustrations on Sevilla.

To say the Gunners manager was far from happy after the events at St James’ Park is, to put it lightly, an understatement. His post-match press conference was something to behold as he did not hold back when speaking out about VAR’s decision to uphold Anthony Gordon’s goal.

“It’s not a goal for many reasons,” he said. “It’s not a goal, at least for more than one reason. It’s not a goal and there’s too much at stake here. We’ve put so much effort into it, it’s so hard to compete at this level and it’s an absolute shame. Once again, I’m ashamed that I’ve been playing in this country for over twenty years, and this is nowhere near the level to describe this as the best league in the world. I’m sorry.”

To be honest, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, but the Spaniard can’t dwell on the result for too long as a big night awaits in the Champions League. After beating Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium two weeks ago, the way is clear for Arsenal to take a giant step towards securing qualification for the knockout round.

Back on home soil, the North London team should be confident of another win. But to complete the mission they will have to create many more chances than against Newcastle which emphasizes how toothless they looked three days ago.

Admittedly, Arsenal are looking much more fluid in the Champions League this season. Perhaps a bit of a shame that we didn’t win by a bigger margin in Spain, let’s not forget the 4-0 thrashing of PSV Eindhoven on the first matchday, where the home side scored eighteen shots, eight of which were on target.

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