They led the table for 248 days this season: the most for any team that failed to win the Premier League.
It has been an incredible journey for us over 10 months, competing with City, being ahead of them for so long. We were very keen to do something in the game and we didn’t reach that,” Arteta said.
“We’ve learned a huge lesson. We’ve made a lot of changes at this club, we’ve made big steps, but the icing on the cake is winning a championship and we missed out.