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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Apologises for Gunners Poor Display Following 3-0 Loss to Liverpool

Arjun Singh Devgan
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Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta has apologised to the fans of the Gunners following their insipid display during the 3-0 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday, by accepting that his side "were extremely poor".

Liverpool dominated proceedings on Saturday and eased to a 3-0 win courtesy of a brace from Diogo Jota and a goal from Mohamed Salah - which saw the Gunner suffer their 12th loss in what has been a poor domestic season for them.

"We completely deserved to lose the game. They were better in every department and deserved to win the game with the margin they had, or even more. I accept responsibility for the way we played today. Liverpool completely deserved to win the game, probably by a bigger margin. We were extremely poor. We apologise," Arteta said post the game.

"They made the right decisions, we didn't. It is my fault. I have to set the team up to perform in a different way and that is it. Congratulations to Liverpool because they were exceptional today. That showed the difference between the two teams - that when they play at that level, the margin is incredibly high.

"I don't have to use any excuses - that we don't have five or six players - the standards are much higher at this football club and I have to get them to perform at that level. It was technical as well."

The loss on the night meant that Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for even the Europa League are hanging by the thread with Arteta's side currently languishing in ninth place in the league table with 42 points from 30 games, nine behind fourth placed, Chelsea.