In the same move, Emile Smith Rowe scored the winning goal for the Gunners.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Arsenal boss said: "I cannot think about any club, any team, that is more honest and sometimes naive as us. So there is no bad intentions on that at all.
"If anything, I apologise, I haven't seen the action but [Ranieri] has that feeling. I just apologise but we compete the right way all the time and using the law and that's it."
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