Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta clear on who to blame as Aymeric Laporte mocks Gunners

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Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta clear on who to blame as Aymeric Laporte mocks Gunners

Arsenal are left pondering what might have been after their 3-0 home defeat by Brighton means Manchester City are now just one win away from another league title

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After a valiant effort across the course of the season, Arsenal’s unlikely title charge is all but over following a disastous 3-0 defeat by Brighton at the Emirates.

With Manchester City having beaten Everton by the same scoreline earlier that afternoon, Mikel Arteta’s men knew only a win would do. And yet, they were outclassed by Brighton from the first whistle, with Roberto De Zerbi’s men putting in a remarkable performance to resign their hosts to just their second home defeat of the entire campaign.

As a result, the Gunners are all but certain to finish second in the Premier League this term, a position they’d have of course taken before a ball had been kicked back in August of last year, but feels disappointing given the lead they had at the top.

With that in mind, Mirror Football has identified three of the main headlines emerging out of the Emirates on Monday, May 15.

Arteta shoulders blame

Mikel Arteta admitted he felt like he’d let people down after Arsenal’s latest defeat(HaytersTV /Youtube)

The Arsenal boss has admitted he feels like he has let people down after the defeat by Brighton all but gifted City a fifth league title in six seasons.

He told Sky Sports: “I hate the feeling of letting people down when they’re really expecting something. That’s the biggest regret I have today.”

Arteta continued. adding: “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.

“Mathematically, it’s still possible, but today it’s impossible to think about it. We need to digest the result and the performance in the second half, understand why and have a different reaction.”

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