Mikel Arteta's post match comments portray a man showing "pure anger" claims Rio Ferdinand after Arsenal's last gasp defeat at Brighton.
The Spaniard watched on as his side lost for the second time in four days at the Amex Stadium.
Goals from Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay cancelled out Nicolas Pepe's stunning opener on the south coast.
And after the match Arteta confessed it was an "unacceptalbe" was to lose after the Gunners conceded a stoppage time winner.
"A very difficult one to take," he said on BT Sport. "It is unacceptable in the way we lost the game.
"The fact we missed so many chances, the fact we gave them a goal and we did not compete for the second goal."
It is the first time Arsenal have lost a Premier League game in 2020 and Ferdinand commented on the demeanour of their boss after their defeat.
He said: "Angry, listen, for a manager to come out and say his team are not competing he has got to be in a state of mind of pure anger and he's going to want to find answers from individuals.
"He's going to be pressuring these players over the next couple of weeks."
"Two games, to come out of this period of lockdown, you expect your team to come out at minimum fighting, showing character and drive to get a result.
"But this team have come out almost flat-lined. They haven't been able to get themselves going, or get into a game even."
The loss all but ends any slim hopes Arsenal had of qualifying for the Champions League.
Arteta's woes were only increased after first choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno was taken off on a stretcher in the first-half.
The German clashed with Maupay and vented his frustration at the Brighton forward as he left the pitch.
But the Arsenal boss lamented the way his side let their opponents back into the contest with soft goals.
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He added: "We have to try to lift the players. There's a lot of things they have done really well but we don't compete. At this level you cannot give those sort of goals away.
"This is the challenge we all have at the football club, to rebuild to something that is worth the club we are representing.
"I just worry about tomorrow and lifting the players and winning the next football game."
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