The Spaniard regarded aghast on the touchline as a dominant West Ham punished his lacklustre group by scoring 3 times within the opening 32 minutes with objectives by Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek.
Arsenal have been at risk of a humiliating drubbing at that time, having did not get out of first gear, however they hit again in beautiful style to earn an unlikely level with personal objectives by Soucek and Craig Dawson and a late Alexandre Lacazette header.
Whereas praising his aspect’s response, Arteta was scathing about the best way they began the sport.
“This recreation goes to offer me a couple of nightmares as a result of it’s actually tough to cease a few of the issues we now have been doing to harm ourselves,” Arteta stated.
He was particularly involved about the best way his aspect have been caught napping for West Ham’s second purpose, when Lingard performed a fast free kick to Bowen whose shot evaded keeper Bernd Leno at his close to submit, and the third purpose through which Vladimir Coufal was allowed to cross and Antonio’s header was touched in by Soucek.
Even after they’d battled again to 3-3 Arsenal virtually undid all their good work when Declan Rice ran unopposed half the size of the pitch and compelled a save from Leno.
“Laborious to clarify, we knew the sport we might face in opposition to West Ham, they will create issues for any group,” Arteta stated.
“The primary purpose is one thing they do rather well — the second and third purpose, and the prospect that we conceded on the finish, is unacceptable.”
Regardless of that, a few of Arsenal’s attacking play after the break was spectacular and rocked West Ham.
“That’s the stage we are able to present, the opposite is high stage and doubtless one of the best we play all season — we might have scored six or seven objectives and gained the sport, however we can not have two faces,” Arteta stated.
West Ham supervisor David Moyes stated there had been “a great deal of positives” from his aspect’s show, though he was upset that they’d missed an opportunity to maneuver stage on factors with fourth-placed Chelsea.
“It might have been good to take the three factors as a result of it will have saved us proper in there, however we have not misplaced an excessive amount of floor,” a phlegmatic Moyes stated.
“It has been a very long time since we completed above Arsenal, we now have accomplished our greatest to ensure they cannot catch us. Now we would like extra, I am grasping and they’re devastated within the dressing room at not taking three factors.”