Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta not ready to quit

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has no plans to walk away from his job and feels he has the support of the club.

The Gunners have failed to win any of their past seven Premier League games, losing five and drawing two, as they have dropped to 15th in the table.

“I don’t like to think about those steps [walking away] because then I will be thinking in a negative way and I cannot do that,” said Arteta.

“At the moment, I have to try to be as positive as I can.”

Arteta was speaking before Arsenal host Manchester City on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

“We’re going through a lot of difficulties, the last thing we want to be thinking of is more problems coming up in the next few months. I’m not in that state of mind,” he said.

“I know the responsibility that I have and why I am here. Everybody knows that from a few months ago, this wasn’t going to be resolved really quickly. I think that’s the consciousness of everybody at the club.”

Arteta was appointed by the Gunners in December 2019 and led the club to winning last season’s FA Cup.

However, his side have struggled this season and scored just three goals in their past seven league outings.

He insisted there was “unity” in the dressing room and the atmosphere is “as good as it can be when we are all hurting because results in the Premier League are hurting us”.

The Spaniard added: “From within the club everything I am feeling is just support, encouragement and total confidence that we will get through this together.

“A club of this stature deserves the best and when it is not happening, everyone is going to question what is happening.

“I am the most responsible one in terms of results, so I have to accept that.”

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