“And we asked him to be more in the box to be more a threat in front of goal, and today he scored a really important goal for us.”
Smith Rowe was sent off by the referee but the decision was overturned after a VAR review, allowing the midfielder to stay on the pitch and score his goal.
“I was going mad because when I saw the action on TV I didn’t think that he can get sent off,” Arteta added when asked about the incident.
“But thank God the regulators decided to get VAR. And today it worked the way it should work so I’m so happy to have that.”