Arteta sends apology to Arsenal fans following Tottenham loss
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Arteta sends apology to Arsenal fans following Tottenham loss

Mikel Arteta has apologized to Arsenal fans after the Gunners fell to a 2-1 loss away to Tottenham Hotspur in an English Premier League match on Sunday evening. 

The Gunners were in control of the match for long spells and looked on course to another victory when Alexandre Lacazette's piledriver on the 16th minute gave them a deserved lead. 

It however lasted two minutes as slack defending allowed the Lilywhites back into the game. Sead Kolasinac’s misplaced pass back towards David Luiz was intercepted by Heung-Min Son, who finished with a beautiful chip over Emiliano Martinez. 

Spurs then claimed the points thanks to Toby Alderweireld's header from a Son corner to condemn the Gunners to their third defeat since the restart.

Speaking after the match, a modest Arteta said he knew how important the match was to the Gunners army.

"I'm sorry for the fans because I know how much it means to all of them. We were very willing to give them a big moment of happiness and unfortunately, I am sorry but we could not do it," he said. 

The loss saw Spurs move above the Gunners to eighth, further denting their hopes of playing European football next season. 

They next play newly-crowned Premier League Champions Liverpool on Wednesday night. 

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