Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta makes Premier League title admission as Jorginho vents anger

Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta makes Premier League title admission as Jorginho vents anger

Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge was officially ended on Saturday, with a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest sealing their fate and handing the trophy to Man City.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reviews the Nottingham Forest game

Arsenal’s quest to win a first Premier League title for 19 years ended in disappointment on Saturday, with Nottingham Forest beating the Gunners 1-0 to hand the title to Man City.

Mikel Arteta’s side were eight points ahead in the title race at one stage, but they have been reeled in relentlessly by Man City. Pep Guardiola’s side have gone unbeaten in 23 matches in all competitions, with the Gunners winning just three of their last eight matches in the league.

Saturday’s loss to Forest was the latest in a succession of disappointing defeats, with attentions now turning to the summer transfer window and Arteta’s attempts to take the fight to City once again next season.

The Gunners have just one game left in the season, with a home match against Wolves on the final day for the fans to see their team once more before the summer. Arsenal’s staff and players have reacted in varying ways to the day’s events, with the Gunners having to watch City lift the trophy on Sunday afternoon as they host Chelsea.

Here is a round-up of all the reaction from Saturday’s defeat.

Emotional Mikel Arteta makes honest admission

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta congratulated Manchester City for retaining the title – and then apologised for failing to get the Gunners over the line.

The Londoners’ slim hopes of preventing Pep Guardiola’s men from claiming a third successive Premier League crown were destroyed by relegation battlers Nottingham Forest.

Taiwo Awoniyi’s first-half strike secured the victory that keeps Steve Cooper’s men in the top-flight – and plunged Arteta into hell. The emotional Spaniard said: “Congratulations to Manchester City, they are the champions and they deserve to be champions for what they have done over 38 games. But this is a very sad day for us because we thought we could go all the way and fell short.

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