LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)-A massive summer transfer window now awaits the Gunners after they painfully fell short in their quest to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
Following Sunday’s embarrassing home loss to Brighton, Mikel Arteta sent his sincere apologies to the Arsenal supporters.
It was more of an admission that his team had fallen short of the high standards that their performances throughout the season had helped set rather than an apology for the outcome.
“I hate the feeling of letting people down,” he said. “That’s the biggest regret I have and I have to apologise for that.” Arsenal’s manager was visibly crestfallen after the game.
Given what the loss meant for the title battle, it is not unexpected that he appeared as defeated as he has all season when he sat in front of the media.
Arteta could not conceal his disappointment even though he knew it was finished. His young team had come close to defeating Manchester City’s well-oiled winning machine, but ultimately they came up just short.
Naturally, it cannot be done mathematically. We’ll have to wait till the weekend after next for that. But it was instructive that despite his displeasure, Arteta already appeared to be thinking about the upcoming season and what had to be done to put together a team that was more suited to keep up with the pace.