Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta described as “unacceptable” the way in which his facet conceded two overdue targets to lose 2-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, their 2nd defeat for the reason that restart of the Premier League.
Nicolas Pepe’s pleasant loose kick seemed like giving Arsenal the issues however Lewis Dunk equalised for the hosts sooner than Neal Maupay struck 5 mins into stoppage time.
Defeat left Arsenal in 9th spot within the desk with 40 issues from 30 video games, six in the back of fifth-placed Manchester United.
“I am very frustrated,” Arteta stated.
“It is unacceptable the way we lost the game. We like competing and I know we have a young squad but still, we threw the game away. We had to put it to bed earlier.
Before the Premier League was suspended because of the pandemic, Arsenal were on a three-game winning run in the league that had revived their hopes of qualifying for Europe.
However, after losing to Manchester City on Wednesday and now Brighton, it looks a tough task.
“We need to try to lift the players. There’s a lot of things that they’ve done really well, but we don’t compete,” Arteta stated. “At this level you can’t give the goals that we give away.
“It’s impossible. I know that we are a very, very young team but in the Premier League if you make two mistakes like this, you lost two goals. We can’t accept that.”
Arsenal additionally misplaced keeper Bernd Leno to a knee damage after he tangled with Maupay simply sooner than halftime. Arsenal’s gamers reacted angrily on the French ahead who hit again at tips he used to be reckless.
“Some of their players need to learn what is humilty — especially one of them. He was talking all game, he was saying bad things,” Maupay stated. “I don’t want to say because I could be in trouble. I just said that this is what happens when you talk too much on the pitch.
“I just went for the ball. I am that type of player — I don’t want to stop until the referee blows the whistle.”
Arteta stopped wanting criticising him.
“I always believe players never have the intention to hurt anybody and I’m sure he didn’t have the intention to do that.”
It used to be a large 3 issues for Brighton who gave themselves a five-point cushion over third-from-bottom Bournemouth within the relegation combat.