Mikel Arteta has expressed confidence in the team and believes we are on the right path, despite the recent defeats in the league.
We are 11th on the Premier League table after eight games with four wins and four defeats.
The season has had it’s highs, with wins against Liverpool and Manchester United away at Old Trafford being notable ones. We have also cruised in the Europa League, but the recent defeats, especially against Aston Villa highlighted how far we have to go.
Mikel Arteta has spent a year on the job, but he realizes how far we still have to go, to compete with the big teams.
“We’re a long way, I’m afraid,” Arteta told Arsenal.com. “It’s part of a process. The results have to be immediate, and the challenge we have with the club we are representing is that we have to win as quickly as possible every game in every competition.
“So far we have played 14 games in all competitions this season, we won 10 and lost four and the four of them have been in the Premier League, so it is a little bit imbalanced.
“There are a lot of things to do, short term and medium term, we have seen a lot of changes not only on the pitch but structurally as a club as well, it’s been difficult, it’s been a challenging time in the last three or four months, a lot of things have happened.
“We have to settle and everyone has to realise where we are now, but I see the future as really bright. I am a really positive person and I tend to learn much more when things don’t go well and we have a defeat like we had the other day that really hurt after the performance we had at Old Trafford.
“We have to understand why it happened, be really critical first of all with myself and try to understand the players better, and give them more solutions to win more football matches.”
We play Leeds United on Sunday and Arteta will be aiming to get back to winning ways. However, the players are still on international duty and he will have only few days to prepare his team.