Mikel Arteta believes he is still the right man for Arsenal after Man City rout

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Mikel Arteta believes he is still the right man to be leading Arsenal, despite the club’s miserable start to the season continuing with a 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City.

Arsenal were dismantled by the Premier League champions at Etihad, who scored twice in the opening 12 minutes and did not take their foot off the gas.

The Gunners have now lost their opening three Premier League games and failed to score a goal in the process.

It is also the first time scene 1954 that Arsenal have lost their three opening games of the league season.

But asked if he still believes that he can get results from these Arsenal players, Arteta said: “Yes, I do. If not, I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

Speaking about the defeat to City, Arteta added: “I’m really disappointed with the things that happened on the pitch.

“Obviously the summary after three games and losing them, it doesn’t make it any easier. I think we started the game really well and took the game where we wanted.

“I was concerned because mentally it is a really tough one to take, after the third goal you are going to play 60 minutes with 10 men against the best team in the league.

“You can go down and you can start to see body languages and attitudes towards each other that can worry me, I didn’t see that.

“I have to say thank you the 3,000 fans, they were terrific. I think the players did well to go and thank that.”

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Asked about what needs to happen going forward, he said: “For me it is pride and more willingness to change the situation. A lot happened in the las three weeks we are in a difficult position.

“The international break will do us some good to recover some of the big players we are missing at the moment and hopefully we come back we are in a better place.”

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