Mikel Arteta was livid after Arsenal suffered a big blow to complete within the prime 4 as they got here up brief in opposition to Newcastle.
The Magpies sealed a 2-0 win over the Gunners on Monday evening which has put a major dent in the north Londoners’ bid to qualify for the Champions League. Tottenham are actually two factors forward of their metropolis rivals and solely want some extent on the final day of the season to safe fourth place.
From an Arsenal perspective, it was one other disappointing night following their north London derby defeat final week. And the targets they conceded in opposition to Eddie Howe’s males have been very avoidable, particularly Newcastle’s opener.
The sport was hanging within the steadiness when Ben White’s personal objective gave the hosts the lead. And all of it got here from a Nuno Tavares mistake deep inside Newcastle’s half. The Arsenal left-back inexplicably dedicated a foul throw because the Magpies would go up the opposite finish and take the lead.
Arteta was requested straight about it at full-time however the Spaniard regarded furious as he disregarded the query. Talking to Sky Sports activities, the Arsenal boss mentioned: “Newcastle deserved to win the match and have been significantly better than us. We had nothing within the sport. They have been significantly better in each division and we have been poor with the ball. A variety of issues occurred throughout the sport, like substitutions for accidents, but it surely’s not an excuse as a result of they have been significantly better than us.
“It is true that we couldn’t deal with the sport that we needed to play right here. We tried to alter some issues but it surely did not make it higher. We had moments the place we regarded higher however then the execution was so poor and the targets we gave away have been extraordinarily poor.”
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Arsenal managed their very own future within the prime 4 race however back-to-back defeats has derailed their bid and now they hope that Norwich Metropolis can do them a giant favour on the ultimate day of the Premier League season because the Gunners host Everton.
Arteta added: “It is extraordinarily disappointing that Newcastle have been 10 occasions higher than us and the efficiency was nowhere close to the extent we should be at if we need to play within the Champions League.
“I’m extremely upset. It is a very painful one. It was in our fingers and in the present day it isn’t in our fingers. We have now to beat Everton and look ahead to Norwich to beat Spurs. There’s all the time a tiny likelihood in soccer.”