• Gunners beaten 3-0 by Brighton to leave City one win from title
  • Mikel Arteta apologises to fans, saying result ‘not acceptable’

Mikel Arteta apologised to Arsenal’s supporters for a disastrous second‑half display in a 3-0 home defeat against Brighton that effectively ended the title race as a contest, admitting his team had let people down.

Arsenal were well beaten in only their second reverse on home turf this season, conceding three times after the interval and finishing the day four points behind Manchester City, who will secure first place with one more win. Gunners players cut dejected figures afterwards, Martin Ødegaard effectively admitting he had lost hope of winning the league, and a similarly flat Arteta lamented the manner in which they had fallen short.

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