Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta described as “unacceptable” the best way his aspect conceded two past due targets to lose 2-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, their 2nd defeat because the restart of the Premier League.
Nicolas Pepe’s pleasant unfastened kick gave the impression of giving Arsenal the issues however Lewis Dunk equalised for the hosts ahead of 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 want to take a look at to raise the gamers. There’s a large number of issues that they have executed actually neatly, however we do not compete,” Arteta said. “At this stage you’ll be able to’t give the targets 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 harm after he tangled with Maupay simply ahead of 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 humility — 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 simply went for the ball. I’m that form of participant — I do not need to prevent till the referee blows the whistle.”
Arteta stopped short of criticising him.
“I all the time imagine gamers by no means have the aim to harm any one and I’m positive he did not have the aim to try this.”
It was a massive three points for Brighton who gave themselves a five-point cushion over third-from-bottom Bournemouth in the relegation battle.