Arsenal’s defeat of Newcastle United on Monday was a disaster and their players did not deserve to be on the field, said midfielder Granit Jack in a remarkable rebuke to his teammates.

Arsenal were chasing a place in the Champions League qualifiers, two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur (68) but second-placed 2-0 at St James’ Park.

The hosts dominated the match and scored twice in the second half, first through Ben White’s own goal and then Bruno Guimarães ’shot after Arsenal’s defense was left without legs.

Jack did not refrain from thinking about the performance of his team, which makes them hope for a miracle on the last day to avoid the sixth season in a row from the elite competition of Europe.

“It’s hard to find the right words. From the first minute to the 90th we did not deserve to be on the field, ”the Swiss Sky Sports said.

“I can’t explain to you why. We did not fulfill the plan for the game, did not listen to the coach. What happened was a disaster. You don’t deserve to play in the Champions League or even the Europa League. At the moment it is very difficult to accept.

“I don’t know why we don’t do what the coach requires us to do.”

The 29-year-old footballer, who was going through a turbulent time at Arsenal after being stripped of his captain in 2019, denied that inexperience in Michel Arteta’s team was a problem.

“If someone isn’t ready for this game, stay home. Your age does not matter. If you are nervous, stay on the bench or stay home. People need to have swords to come here and play. This is one of the most important games for us. We are very disappointed with the people who came here, ”he said.

“Sorry them (fans), I have no other words. The dressing room is very quiet. The plan of the game was completely different from what we did in 90 minutes. “

“We are waiting for six years (to play in the Champions League). Everything was in our hands. “

On Sunday, in their last game of the season, Everton host Arteta, which is struggling with relegation.

The only realistic way Arsenal can now snatch the last place in the Champions League from their rivals from north London is if on Sunday the Spurs beat Norwich City, which has already departed, and if Arteta beats Everton because Tottenham “will have a much bigger goal difference.

“Newcastle was 100 times better than us … We have to earn the right to play in every department, but we didn’t,” Spaniard Arteta told the BBC.

“We have to keep our heads down and admit that performance was not close to the standard required for the Champions League.

“From tomorrow we will prepare for Everton. It’s still possible mathematically. “

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