Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal have not been “efficient” in front of goal


The Gunners are sustaining a worst start to a top-flight season since 1974-75.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta thinks his side need to end up being “super efficient” once again to kick-start their Premier League campaign.

The Gunners head to Everton on Saturday without a league win since beating Manchester United at Old Trafford in early November.

Arsenal have paid a heavy price for missed out on chances– something which Arteta feels is vital to regaining the form which saw them win the FA Cup following Project Restart.

Arsenal were beaten 3-1 at Anfield during September (Jason Cairnduff/PA)

“In key moments we were super efficient. This season, in key moments we have not been super efficient,” stated Arteta, who has commanded Arsenal’s worst start to a top-flight season since 1974-75.

” We had 3 one-v-one scenarios against Liverpool at Anfield, another 3 against Manchester City and we did not transform them.

” The chance they had, they scored. The margins have been truly little.

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” The numbers we have developed against big teams have been far better than the ones we produced previously, however we got different results.

” That is often associated to misfortune, often it is self-confidence.

“This game is about putting away the ball when you have moments in the game.”

Following their success over Chelsea at Wembley and after that winning the FA Neighborhood Shield after a penalty shoot-out against Liverpool, hopes were high of a favorable campaign ahead.

Arteta, however, will want to concentrate on matters he can manage as Arsenal want to the future.

“The reality of where we are, I know it really well. People inside the club know it, but you cannot stop the speculation and expectations,” he stated.

” However it is far better to have high expectations than low expectations– this is what this club has to do with.

” The fact that we are in a different position today in the Premier League, we can not take that away.

“This is us right now and we have to get through that.”

It is nearly a year since Arteta took charge of Arsenal, the former midfielder going back to the leading task at the Emirates Arena following the departure of Unai Emery.

Arteta recuperated from contracting Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic, ultimately ending the disrupted campaign with Wembley splendor.

“I want to believe I am much better,” stated the Spaniard as he reviewed the approaching anniversary of his visit.

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” I have skilled things in a year that in a regular task you would experience in 10, however it has been great.

” Great due to the fact that of individuals I have around me, the experience we have been able to share with everybody in the club, with the players– in this minute, it has united everyone a lot.

“We have gone through that and we will get through it and I have some really good highlights.”

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