Mikel Arteta seemed to take responsibility for Arsenal’s slip-up in the Premier League title race
The Gunners were dealt a huge blow in their title bid on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat against Brighton
The north Londoners sit second on the log, four points behind leaders Man City who have a game in hand
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has appeared to blame himself after the Gunners seemingly surrendered the Premier League title to Manchester City on Sunday.
The north Londoners looked on course to secure this season’s EPL crown after an incredible run of form and results under Arteta.
The Emirates dwellers had been topping the standings for the better part of the campaign and had an eight-point advantage over City at some point.
However, Arsenal’s disastrous form in the closing stages of the season have seen the title slip off their hands, leaving the Citizens in the driving seat in the title race.
According to The Mirror, the Gunners’ title charge fell apart after a 3-0 demolition by Brighton on Sunday, May 14, with the result leaving City in the driving seat.
Goals from Julian Enciso, Denis Undav, and a stoppage-time strike from Pervis Estupinan were enough to earn the Seagulls a momentous win at the Emirates.
Arteta takes full responsibility
Arsenal’s defeat all but dented their hopes of seeing off Man City in the title race, with the reigning champions enjoying a four-point lead at the top with a game to play.
Speaking after the demolition, Arteta appeared to take full responsibility for his side’s surrender in their title bid.
“I hate the feeling of letting people down when they’re really expecting something. That’s the biggest regret I have today,” he told Sky Sports.
“A week ago, I was standing here feeling proud and today we have to apologise for the performance in the second half. It was not acceptable,” he added.