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Arsenal boss Arteta won't hear criticism of Tomiyasu

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits he didn't want to play Takehiro Tomiyasu in their Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.

Arteta says, however, the club's injury crisis left him no choice.

The Japanese defender, who has starred on the right-hand side for Arsenal this season, had missed Arsenal's last two matches due to injury but was drafted in for the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Jurgen Klopp's men.

"Well, he's done incredibly," Arteta told the Arsenal official website. "We didn't want to play him, we had to push him because Cedric and Callum (Chambers) were out and we didn't have any full backs.

"The moment that he knew that he knew that he said that he would play. He didn't have any training sessions with us, and still was willing play and compete the way he has done today. So I am extremely proud and grateful for the players that we have."

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