Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta realized the difference in level with Manchester City.
Arsenal lost 0-1 to Nottingham Forest in the 37th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at the City Ground in Nottingham, England on the 21st (Korean time). As a result, Arsenal, who failed to add points, finished the season in second place regardless of the remaining one game performance.
If Arsenal had won that day, they could have chased Manchester City by one point. However, the defeat on this day made the gap with Man City 4 points. Arsenal have one game left, Man City have three. Man City confirmed the early victory without playing the game that day.
Arsenal, the runner-up team, were stunned. Nottingham away defeat was unexpected. This is because Nottingham is a team that has been promoted from the second division to the Premier League (first division) ahead of this season, and is a team struggling on the edge of the relegation zone.
At the press conference after the game, manager Arteta said, “Congratulations to Manchester City for winning the league. Manchester City is a team that deserves to be champions. Man City showed the quality of a winning team throughout the season. But not Arsenal. That’s the difference between the two teams.”
“I am sorry for not being able to reciprocate the Arsenal fans’ trust and support. It is all my responsibility for not winning,” he said. “It is a painful day. I came here to win today, but I couldn’t win. You had to win more to win. Arsenal was lacking.” 먹튀검증
Also, manager Arteta said, “Arsenal is not at the level of Man City. Because I know this well, I have to find a way. When the new season starts in three months, Arsenal will not be on the level of Man City. To win, you have to be at the same level as Manchester City. I will find a way to improve.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who confirmed the league title that day, wrote a record. Guardiola went down in history as the first manager to win the Spanish La Liga (FC Barcelona), the German Bundesliga (Bayern Munich) and the Premier League in three consecutive seasons.