The visitors knew victory at the home of their rivals would seal a return to Champions League football but they capitulated and slipped to a 3-0 defeat, as well as having Rob Holding sent off, to leave Spurs just a point behind.
Harry Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot with Cedric Soares deemed to have shoved Son Heung-min, who added the third after Kane had doubled the lead before the break.
Holding’s red card was sandwiched between Kane’s goals as the Arsenal defender came out second-best in a tussle with Son.
Speaking after the game, Arteta would not be drawn on his thoughts on referee Paul Tierney, saying: ”I cannot say what I think or I will be suspended.”
He would not add to his opinion but, when asked about Arteta’s take on the decisions from the officials, Conte did not hold back.
“He complains a lot,” the Italian said of Arteta.
“He has to focus more on his team. He has to focus more on his work. He has to continue to work because he’s a very good (coach). To hear someone complain all the time is not so good."
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