Arsenal star sorry for Chelsea 'embarrassing us'

Mikel Arteta has reached out to the club's supporters following the weekend slaughter at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea sunk Arsenal's Premier League title hopes with an easy 6-0 beating at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, March 22, in a loss that provided the club's supporters with even further humiliation as Liverpool slayed the Gunners 5-1 just one month prior, in a season where Arsene Wenger has been continually found out by the division's elite.

The North Londoners were down three goals inside 17 minutes two days ago in a sad repeat of their first half capitulation against Brendan Rodgers' Reds. An Oscar brace and a Mohamed Salah strike compounded Arsenal's woes as the red and white ego limped off the West London field in the knowledge that their season now appears to rest on FA Cup success.

"We are sorry, we will put it right… It hurts deeply inside," one of Arsenal's elder statesmen, Mikel Arteta, explained on the club's official website.

"It's embarrassing to be on a football pitch in that situation. Psychologically it's really hard and when you go through that you analyse it and you know you don't want to be in that situation again," the Spaniard remarked, even though the club shipped six against Manchester City, five against Liverpool and now another six versus Chelsea.

"I promise everyone that we have that hunger to put it right. On Tuesday we have an opportunity again at home and we just need to bounce back."

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