Mikel Arteta insisted he must bear total responsibility for Arsenal's display in their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday, one that lacked the "spirit" that he has tried to instill at the club since his appointment.

Arsenal were torn apart by an exceptional Villa side at the Emirates Stadium. Denied an early goal when Ross Barkley was adjudged to have blocked Bernd Leno's eyeline as John McGinn struck into the top corner, the visitors responded in exceptional fashion with a display of clinical counter-attacking and creativity led by Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish.

Pressure from Trezeguet forced Bukayo Saka to turn into his own net for the game's opener before Ollie Watkins struck twice in the space of three second-half minutes to inflict on Arsenal their worst home defeat under Arteta.