Mikel Arteta says he and his players need to “keep their looks and bodies in line” and take the brickbats on their way after the disaster begins in the Premier League season.
Arsenal face off at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday and even after four defeats at home they have to stop the negative trend which has disappointed. It was a quick change of fortune for Arthur, who was hailed as August after winning the FA Cup in the first season of the first half, but he is determined not to shy away from the responsibility of turning things around.
“I like it [the] The pressure to try to win the next trophy but that is the reality and we have to face courage and fight and no one is giving up, ”he said. “This is not the time to hide, now is the time to keep your face and body in line.
“It simply came to our notice then. We don’t win matches and you have to put it on your chest and you have the right to hit me because I can’t win. So what else can I do but keep my head down, work harder and do my best to improve? That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. “
On Tuesday, Arsenal’s technical director expressed widespread support for Edu and said his work was not at risk, although the results did not change quickly. In a few sections of the fanbase his head called out; He said he was comfortable expressing this view and that he was “injured more than anyone” because of the team’s plight.
“It’s normal for criticism to come my way,” he said. “I accept it and it’s a part of the job. The manager has the most responsibility to lead when you are not getting results. So you can say whatever you want to explain, but in the end you have to win the matches and this club is too big to accept this much loss. My chest is here, so hit me. “
Their further spread from 15th place will certainly lead to a conspiracy fight but Arteta prefers to call Arsenal’s situation a “blip”. Any response to Granit Hacker’s red card against Burnley on Sunday, which cost them a game they could have won, was “resolved internally”. He publicly defended Kaka, for whom this is not the first example of a red dwarf, praising his professionalism and commitment.
“All I can do is throw away everything he did because he did wrong. We all make mistakes and I’m here to protect the players when they deserve it. “