Mikel Arteta has taken full accountability for Arsenal’s 3-Zero house defeat to Aston Villa.
The Gunners had been undone by a Bukayo Saka personal aim and a second-half brace from Ollie Watkins on Sunday.
The outcome was Arsenal’s fourth Premier League defeat of the season as they missed the prospect to climb to sixth within the desk.
Arteta stated: “To begin with congratulations to Aston Villa for the victory and the best way they performed tonight.
“I believed they had been actually, actually sturdy. From our aspect, I take whole accountability as a result of it’s not acceptable the efficiency that we put in from the start.
“My position is to get the group performing, each three days on the highest degree.
“Right this moment we haven’t achieved that and I really feel that since I acquired appointed right here [last December], it’s the primary time I haven’t seen a group on the pitch.”
Arsenal secured a 1-Zero win at Manchester United final weekend, however had been second finest in opposition to a ruthless Aston Villa aspect.
Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding and Nicolas Pepe had probabilities to equalise, earlier than Watkins killed the sport with two objectives in three minutes.
Arteta, who confirmed £45million signing Partey suffered a thigh harm, added: “That is soccer. If you find yourself not on the races, if you find yourself not at your finest, groups destroy you within the Premier League.
“That is what they’ve achieved to us in the present day.
“You don’t win the duels, you’re late, they’re extra targeted, extra decided in each ball, you don’t defend your field properly sufficient and when you may have the probabilities, you don’t put them away, it’s unimaginable to win a soccer match.”
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Arteta conceded his Arsenal gamers should not creating sufficient probabilities in entrance of aim.
He stated: “Those we created they had been clear sufficient to attain at the least a aim.
“Definitely, while you take a look at the numbers we’ve produced in the previous few video games, it’s not sufficient.”