Arsenal poor form in the league continues after another loss to League leaders Tottenham on Sunday in their premier league clash. this was Arsenal 4th consecutive straight loss after loosing to Leicester City, Aston Villa, Wolves and then Tottenham.
Arteta was left frustrated in the manner his team approach the game, and it was the moment when summer signing from Ateletico Madrid Thomas Partey felt something really serious in his leg and had to walk off the field that got Arteta really annoyed.
Arteta was seen attempting to push Partey back onto the field moments before Kane rifled Spurs into an insurmountable lead, and the Gunners boss admitted his player was in the wrong to leave the pitch insisting that Partey vacation from midfield allowed Harry Kane to double the lead.
Speaking in his post-match press conference, Arteta said; “I was trying to push him back on the pitch, I don’t think he realised the gravity of the situation when he left his position.
“I wanted him on the pitch, doing whatever he could for the team in that situation. No one expected him not to be in that position.
“It was too quick, we were through, I think it was a four-against-three situation for us to play the final ball and we were through. Suddenly they were coming to us and Thomas is walking to me and I am trying to push him.
“I haven’t spoken to him. I don’t know exactly how it happened and if he felt something really serious. I will look at it and we will talk about it”.
Mikel Arteta is just the second Arsenal manager to lose each of his first two north London derbies, after Bertie Mee in 1966-67. Disappointing.