Matteo Guendouzi has said frustrations always occur in games due to a high desire to win.
The French star left London for a loan deal at Germany’s Hertha Berlin last season, shortly after his darkest moment when he choked a Brighton player.
“It was a gesture that I should have maybe not done,” the 21-year-old said via Just Arsenal.
“It might have shocked a few people, yes, but you know, in the Champions League or in a local match, during the games, there is always a lot of frustration.
“We always want to win. And, during bad results, or injustices or things said on the pitch that you sometimes don’t like, you can, sometimes, have bad reactions.
“There are things like that, five or six times per match. It is not malicious.
“There was not a problem with the FA, I was never suspended. It is always in the obsession around winning, to help your team,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Arsenal visit London foes West Ham on Sunday for a league clash.