Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has spoken to the press after Arsenal's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The stats at the start of the season said wed finish sixth or seventh and we are where we are with five games to go. Those players deserve a lot of credit to go nine and a half months against this team doing what they have done. I’ve been in this country almost 22 years and I’ve seen a lot of things and I know how much it shifts from game to game. There are not easy games in this league. We have to lift our players tonight. We played against an exceptional team, but we are an exceptional team as well. Today we didn’t do the basics and understand what we needed to win the game.