Mikel Arteta admitted he was “very concerned” after Arsenal slipped to a 2-1 loss to Wolves in what was the Gunners’ third consecutive Premier League defeat at home.
Gabriel equalised for the hosts after Pedro Neto’s opener but Daniel Podence was on hand to restore Wolves’ lead before the interval.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men held on in the second half to leave the Emirates with three points – following in the footsteps of Aston Villa and Leicester who won 3-0 and 1-0 respectively.
The result leaves Arsenal 14th in the Premier League with just four wins from their opening 10 games.
Quizzed on whether Arsenal’s poor home form is a cause for concern, manager Arteta told Sky Sports : “Well it is when you lose three in a row for different reasons at home.
“Obviously I am very concerned, I am responsible for that. But as I say the reaction of the team, the way we played in the second half, it was what I expect from them.
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“More quality, more ability… at the end the desire, the willingness to go and get a result was there.”
While Arteta claimed the Gunners’ performance improved after the break, the damage had already been done in the first half by a clinical Wolves side.
The Spaniard added: “The performance in the first half, we had our moments. They had two shots on target and they scored twice.
“We had a great reaction in the second half, we went all for it. The team showed their desire, how much they wanted to win the game.
“We created opportunities, we created the chances and then the goal didn’t arrive. I’m obviously disappointed because I think we merit more from the game.”
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