Where did Arsenal FC Lose the title? Arteta has the Answer

Arsenal Fc title dreams have come crashing down. After a disappointing 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest, effectively securing Manchester City’s position as Premier League champions. Despite leading the table for a remarkable 248 days, the Gunners’ hopes of lifting their first league title since 2004 were shattered, largely due to a decline in form during the final stretch of the season.

Arsenal FC Manager on the Loss

Reflecting on their missed opportunities, Arsenal FC manager Mikel Arteta highlighted key moments and matches that contributed to their downfall. Arteta pointed to the 90th-minute collapse at Anfield. Where Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead and settled for a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in April. He also identified the penalty miss by Bukayo Saka against West Ham. Stating that converting that opportunity could have changed the outcome of the match and their title aspirations. Throughout these crucial encounters, Arsenal conceded a staggering 16 goals, ultimately proving detrimental to their pursuit of the championship.

Arteta acknowledged the need for exceptional performance in every aspect of the game. Stressing the importance of minimizing mistakes in a highly competitive league. He admitted that Arsenal had failed to maintain the required level of performance, thus allowing their rivals to capitalize on the team’s shortcomings. The manager took responsibility for the team’s defensive lapses and expressed disappointment in their inability to outscore opponents.


While Arteta acknowledged the impact of William Saliba’s back injury, sustained during Arsenal’s Europa League exit against Sporting CP, he emphasized that there were other areas where the team could have performed better. Despite the setback, he maintained that injuries alone were not solely responsible for their title challenge falling apart.


Arsenal’s loss to Manchester City, after spending the majority of the season leading the league, serves as a stark reminder of the unforgiving nature of the Premier League. The Gunners’ failure to maintain their form and address defensive vulnerabilities ultimately cost them the title. Arteta and his team will undoubtedly reflect on this disappointing outcome and seek to learn from their mistakes as they regroup for future campaigns.