Arsenal’s Spanish supervisor Mikel Arteta reacts throughout the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers on the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020.
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Mikel Arteta mentioned Arsenal knew there could be no “quick fix” after he arrived on the membership as he scrambles for options following a disastrous begin to the Premier League season.
The Gunners head into Saturday’s Premier League match at Everton languishing in fifteenth place within the desk following a 1-1 draw towards Southampton.
Arsenal’s winless league run now stretches to 6 matches, with the membership enduring their worst begin to a top-flight season since 1974/75.
The 13-time English champions have scored simply 11 objectives of their 13 league matches, fewer than all however three golf equipment.
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But Arteta insisted on Friday the “project” was centered on the long run, with Sunday marking his one-year anniversary in cost on the Emirates.
The Spaniard mentioned he had felt supported by the membership hierarchy from the second he took over following the departure of Unai Emery final December.
“At the end of the day, it is the feeling that I feel with the staff, with the coaching, with the players, which is the most important,” mentioned the 38-year-old.
“It’s about what chemistry you have with them, what understanding they have. Do they follow you? Do they believe in what you are trying to do?”
Arteta mentioned everyone at Arsenal was pulling in the identical course however discovering stability would take time after a “big shake-up”.
“We all knew — at least the people who made the decision with me to start this new project — that this was not a quick fix and it was going to take time,” he mentioned.
“When you are shaking things up, things can take a while.”
Arteta recovered from contracting coronavirus earlier this yr to information Arsenal to FA Cup glory, with victory over Chelsea at Wembley on August 1.
“We have made a lot of progress and implanted a lot of positive things that have worked really well,” mentioned the previous Arsenal and Everton midfielder.
But he mentioned the membership’s poor Premier League type had dampened the temper on the Emirates.
“I think it could have been a really, really positive year, but the recent form in the Premier League is taking the gloss off what we have done in the calendar year,” he added.
“But we have to accept that our Premier League form in recent weeks is not good enough for this football club.”