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Gennaro Gattuso: 'AC Milan did not play as a team during defeat to Arsenal'

Gattuso: 'We did not play as a team'
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AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso admits that his side failed to "play as a team" during their 2-0 home loss to Arsenal in the Europa League.

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has claimed that his side failed to "play as a team" during the club's 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Arsenal in the Europa League.

Arsene Wenger's charges claimed two vital away goals in the first leg of their last-16 encounter, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey notched first-half finishes in order to hand the Gunners a comfortable victory on the road.

"We knew this was going to be a very difficult match," Gattuso told reporters after the game at San Siro.

"Arsenal were coming off a tough moment, but have enormous quality at their disposal, while we made too many mistakes. We never played like a united team and Arsenal deserved the victory.

"We could've done more, but we didn't play as a team, so every time they attacked, it was a danger. Playing at this level is new to many of these lads, so we look forward without losing confidence. It was an off day and Arsenal deserved it. We'll learn from this."

Milan will be hoping to overturn the deficit when they visit London next week, but first they must face Genoa in Serie A at the weekend.

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Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
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