He said: “Really strong performance again today we completely dominated the game, we dominated every department and we should have won the game.
“But, in the Premier League when you just give a goal to opponents, and we gave them another three opportunities to be fair ourselves, we gifted it to them, and then you are not ruthless in the box, you cannot win these games.
“The rest, the way the team played, the energy that they showed, the quality that they showed, the amount of chances and situations that we created, how quickly we regained the ball, how we controlled long balls second balls, how aggressive we were, just incredible. But it wasn’t enough to win the game.”
The defeat sees Arsenal lose further ground on the top six, sitting in 10th after 23 games, with Arteta admitting it was a ‘big blow’ to their hopes of qualifying for Europe next season.