Mikel Arteta believes he and the other players should be blamed for Arsenal’s poor form, not the the Manager Arsene Wenger. Arteta told the official website :
“If you see the result and people are watching at home and see that Arsenal lost at home against Blackburn and are out of the FA Cup, it’s a disaster. But if you analyse how they won the game, it’s unbelievable and it seems to happen to us. That’s what we have to improve,”
“Sometimes [mistakes come from] a bit of a lack of concentration. Or if a team-mate makes a mistake, the second one cannot be a mistake again. It seems to happen. For every small detail, the other teams are taking advantage and it’s costing us a lot of points.”
However, Wenger’s critics will point to the fact that Arsenal look set to go an eighth season without winning a trophy and while the drought continues, the pressure will remain.