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Arteta speaks on Saka’s missed penalty against West Ham, title race

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has refused to blame Bukayo Saka for their 2-2 draw against West Ham on Sunday.

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The Gunners raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard.

However, Saidi Benhrama pulled one back from the penalty spot.

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Saka put his spot kick wide, before Jarred Bowen equalized for the hosts after the break.

Arteta, speaking to Sky Sports, said: “A player who takes penalties misses penalties, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t.”

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On whether the title race pressure has gone up a few notches, he said: “It’s the same, I don’t know how many notches there were a few months ago. We can’t control it.

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