Arsenal’s boss, Mikel Arteta explains fight with Klopp during their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has explained his touchline fight with Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, during their match on Saturday.

Liverpool thrashed Arsenal 4-0 and at some point in the game, a fight ensued between both benches.

Arteta was furious following a tackle from Sadio Mane on Takehiro Tomiyasu, prompting an angry exchange on the touchline because the Liverpool bench did not see anything wrong with the challenge.

Both coaches got cards from Michael Oliver, with the Liverpool boss reluctant to pin his side’s improved display on his scuffle.

Asked about the fight, Arteta said at his post-match press conference afterwards, “He (Klopp) was trying to defend his side, I was trying to defend mine, and that’s it.

“I think the atmosphere was incredible right from the beginning.

“It was just an action (by Mane), and I tried to defend my players and that’s what I did.”

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