He surprised a lot of people, but he did the same when I interviewed him last week and he spoke about how he is always determined to win - whether it is training or in games - and how he has been like that right through his career. It looks like all the other wonderful ideas of Federation Internationale de Football Association and Uefa - they do them immediately, they don't ask.
"But it's not going to change and we made more mistakes than the referee".
The Gunners are back in action at the Emirates Stadium as they look to continue a 13-game unbeaten streak in all competitions - a run which has included 12 wins.
James Milner gave Liverpool the lead on the hour-mark as the Reds appeared to secure a crucial stronghold against one of their title rivals in Unai Emery's side.
Jurgen Klopp's men ended the game with good reason to be aggrieved by the ruling out of Mane's first-half goal for offside when replays showed the forward to be onside.
Klopp said: "I think it was a goal, it should have been a goal".
"There is only one thing I know, work". Actually, it was a brilliant attack. You have a player in a slightly offside position and the other one takes the ball. It is a pity it didn't count. Tuesday's League Cup home game against Southampton came too soon for Leicester, who postponed the tie to allow more time for the city to come to terms with the accident. We had empty goals and we didn't use it.
Arsenal had been behind within 15 minutes in both of those early losses to City and Chelsea and a reputation for slow starts has stuck.
As for Liverpool, they're still looking to win their first ever Premier League title but, somehow, have to get the better of an irresistible City side this season.
Good managers and coaches make their players better, inspiring them to perform with greater intensity, and the greatest compliment for Emery is that he is transforming several members of his squad, many of whom had been written off as no-hopers during the final days of Wenger. We deserved it because we could have lost, but we could also have won in the 90 minutes.
"After that, good commitment every day, good behaviour every day and feel together with your team and respect decisions and respect your teammates".
However it was Arsenal who grabbed the second goal of the game, with Lacazette curling a brilliant shot past Alisson after the Brazilian came off the line.
Emery has taken Ozil out of his comfort zone and been very outspoken about saying he needs to do more for the team, but at the same time he has rewarded him by giving him the captain's armband, which sends a message about how much he values him.