Arsenal failed to win the last two Premier League games, but Mikel Arteta has highlighted the importance of fans remaining loyal. The first two matches were against Brentford and Chelsea and the Gunners lost both on 2-0 match score.
Mikel Arteta’s side is now in the relegation zone after more than one game played for the first time since August 1992. The London club started a season with two defeats without scoring for the first time in Arsenal’s 118-year history in England’s top four divisions.
Under-pressure manager Arteta, who has had to deal with the loss of numerous key players due to injury and illness, emphasized the importance of fans rallying behind their team.
“I have to say thank you because the atmosphere that we saw before the Chelsea game when the team was getting the introduction of every member, it was so special,” Arteta said according to the club official website.
“I had goosebumps and I was feeling like nothing before. Then I think they tried to support the team very much and I know they are disappointed when you lose at home. There has to be some reaction, but this is a project that is going to take some time. You can see and tell from the recruitment that we’ve done and the really young squad that we have at the moment and it cannot happen overnight.”
“We all want to make it as quick as possible and we know that the responsibility for us is to fight with the top teams in every competition and that’s not going to change. I think we really need them and this group of players really needs them and the club needs them now next to us because we need that confidence, that support and that energy.”