Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that the EPL performances from his players have not been good enough.
He, however, revealed that he cannot fault his first team players and squad for effort.
According to him, he has zero doubts in what his players are trying to do, and the team will remain united amid the struggles on the pitch.
He added that he will not fail to defend his boys as much as possible while giving them the needed confidence to turn the corner.
His words, “We have faced one of the most challenging and difficult years in our history. We have made a lot of progress and implemented a lot of things that are working really well,”
“The biggest highlights are the two trophies we won in this period, but at the same time, these last results in the Premier League have taken the gloss off the progress and all the work that we have done. And we know that it is not good enough.
“I have zero doubts what the players are trying to do. We are all united, we are all ready to fight against the cause.
“Things have been difficult, many different circumstances have put us in this situation – the amount of suspensions we are getting, the injuries, some of the chances, and the way we have lost football matches.
“But this is the reality and what you cannot fault is the spirit, the fight, and the togetherness around the team.”
“Normally in difficult moments is when you see the real people, personal and professional, and it is a necessary thing to go through for a team, as well as a club,”
“I’m saying as a club as well, because in these moments is when you really see who we are. When things are going well, it is really easy to be supportive and being in the photograph.”
“But when things are not going well, then that is when you have got to be prepared to do that – first of all, to defend our players as much as possible and give them confidence, and as I’ve said, they have to take on responsibility on the pitch and get the results that we need.”