Spurs were appalling in the opening 45 minutes at Emirates Stadium, with Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka all on target for the endemic hosts.
And while Tottenham showed improvement after the break as Heung-min Son scored a late consolation and Lucas Moura saw an effort deflected from added time pushed over the crossbar by Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, that dismal performance in the first 45 minutes ultimately left them with too much to do.
After a third consecutive Premier League defeat which puts pressure on new manager Nuno Espirito Santo so early in his tenure, an honest Lloris said: “We lost total control in the first half. We got run over and then had a good reaction.
“It’s frustrating and very disappointing. Now is the time to stick together and keep going. The players were ready but we lost control a bit. We lost our balance in midfield.”
In addition to losing a hat-trick in a row in a row, Tottenham have now conceded three goals in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in 18 years after also losing 3-0 to Crystal Palace and Chelsea before their last installment. from The Misery of the London Derby.
And while goalkeeper Lloris acknowledged that Spurs need to improve defensively, he also called for calm at such an early stage in the campaign.
“When you concede three goals in each of the last three league games, you can’t hide the problems,” he added.
“But we are professional. There is a long way to go. We have to stay calm.”