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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal still Needs More Quality


 Mikel Arteta has expressed regret for Arsenal's failure to win the title and Jamie Carragher has stated that the club "blew it" and that they need more depth to compete with Manchester City.

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A loss of 1-0 to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground put an end to Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League title; the result assures that Manchester City will win the league for the sixth time in the last six seasons. "It was an amazing position and they blew it," Jamie Carragher said about Arsenal's performance after their loss.

Jamie Carragher is of the opinion that Arsenal will need to significantly upgrade its roster in order to compete on equal footing with Manchester City in the upcoming season, but he is concerned that they may not be given a better opportunity to do so.

On Saturday, the Gunners' season came to an end after they were defeated by Nottingham Forest with a score of 1-0. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's team won the Premier League championship for the fifth time in the last six years.

Arsenal led City by eight points early this season and were in first place in the table for a total of 248 days during the course of the campaign; however, their challenge was ultimately unsuccessful since they won only two of their next eight matches.

Carragher believes that the team's lack of depth cost them dearly since injuries forced them to lose numerous key players, the most notable of which was William Saliba, and also because it prevented other players from being rested and rotated.

"When you look at Arsenal's first XI, it's not a million miles away from what we've seen from Man City, they play a similar style," Carragher said on Sky Sports after the game at the City Ground. "When you look at Arsenal's first XI, it's not a million miles away from what we've seen from Man City," Carragher continued.

"However, [Bukayo] Saka has participated in every game, and he played in every game during the previous season as well. There are times when some of your best players simply can't compete.

Even if he doesn't appear in each and every game for Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne has, in my opinion, been the best player in the Premier League for the past four or five years.