Arsenal boss Arteta defends selection for Brighton Cup defeat

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta defended his team selection after their Carabao Cup defeat at home to Brighton.

A second string XI were beaten 3-1 by the Seagulls.

Arteta later said, “There was a big difference between efficiency in both areas and we paid a big price for it.

“It’s a shame for the boys because I think they really tried and we should have scored two or three in the second half.

“I would select the same players if I had the opportunity again.”