The visitors knew victory at home to their rivals would seal a return to Champions League football, but they capitulated and slipped to a 3-0 defeat, along with the sending off of Rob Holding, to leave Spurs just a point behind.
Harry Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot with Cedric Soares said to have shoved Son Heung-min, who added the third after Kane had doubled the lead before the break.
Holding’s red card was sandwiched between Kane’s goals as the Arsenal defender emerged second best in a tussle with Son.
Speaking after the match, Arteta would not be drawn to his thoughts on referee Paul Tierney, saying: “I can’t say what I think or I will be suspended.”
He wouldn’t add to his opinion but, when asked about Arteta’s stance on the officials’ decisions, Conte didn’t hold back.
“He complains a lot,” the Italian said of Arteta.
“He needs to focus more on his team. He needs to focus more on his job. He must continue to work because he is a very good (coach). Hearing someone complain all the time is not so good.”
Ahead of a tough weekend at both ends of the table, data experts at FiveThirtyEight have predicted what the final table will look like…