Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that he felt responsible for the club’s draining, frustrating and painful form in the EPL. He recently revealed that he actually questioned himself on a daily basis during their recent winless run.
According to him, he wants to do so well for Arsenal football club, and he would do everything possible to make sure his passion and knowledge of football pays off for the Gunners in the end.
He added that the recent bad results have been a big headache, but all of that is still the beauty of football.
His words, “Since I arrived here, first of all I had to analyse really well what was happening, what we can and cannot do. Obviously, results-wise, in the last few weeks we have all been suffering, I have been suffering. I feel very responsible for that,”
“The worst feeling is because I want to do so well for this football club and at the moment we are in, I want to bring all my passion, the knowledge that I have, the right intentions to move as quickly as we possibly can as a football club.
“In order to do that we need to win football matches, to be stable and win some time. When I don’t, I feel like I am letting the club down and the people that work for us, and obviously our fans.”
“It is draining, it is frustrating and it is painful,”
“At the same time, I know we have to fight our way back.
“In difficult moments is when you see the right people, they give me a lot of encouragement because I see people that are willing to fight with me, with the people that we have here. It gives me energy every day to carry on doing it.
“It is a 24/7 job. As well a lot of things externally, very challenging. A lot of issues and then when results hit you like that you can sometimes not find the right reasons to understand why we are losing football matches, when we produce what we produce.
“It is a big headache. But as well it is the beauty of this game, to find ways of doing things in a different way.
“My responsibility is to motivate the players as much as possible, to keep them united, to keep the team spirit alive, even when you are not winning matches.
“When you are frustrated and sad, you have to find all the time somewhere to do that.
“My way has been my family and all the people that are here with me at the club, the board, [technical director] Edu, they have all been super supportive and that has helped me a lot.”