Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has reflected on the end of their Premier League title chase on Saturday.
The Gunners’ 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest means Manchester City have been confirmed champions before their game on Sunday against Chelsea.
Arteta admits it has been “difficult in the last weeks” as they collapsed in the run-in.
“We have transformed a lot at this club, we have made huge steps, but the icing on the cake is to win a championship and we fell short.
“It has been difficult in the last few weeks. We need the team with everyone at their best in April and May, and that hasn’t happened.
“It is painful today, it will be tomorrow but we have to give our fans the performance they deserve next week,” Arteta told BBC MOTD.