‘Newcastle were 100 times better than us in every department from the beginning to the end’
The midfielder suggested some Arsenal players had lacked ‘the balls’ to compete under pressure
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta labelled his side's 2-0 defeat at Newcastle as "extremely poor" and said it was not at the level required to qualify for the Champions League. It was a huge blow for the Gunners whose hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four have been left in tatters with one game left in the campaign. Arteta's side needed victory to lift themselves above Tottenham into fourth and put them in control of the race for Champions League qualification going into the final weekend of the season.