In the Premier League a third straight home loss, this one to Wolves, left Arsenal 14th in the table, languishing.
With a 2-1 loss at home to Wolves after their slump worsened, Mikel Arteta confirmed his Arsenal squad was low on confidence.
Arsenal’s tally of 13 points is their lowest return since 1981-82, with their latest reversal marking the one-year anniversary of Unai Emery’s exit in inauspicious fashion.
“They had two shots on target in the first half and scored twice. The team showed real resilience, togetherness, and belief to try to win in the second half. We generated the chances but didn’t score,” Arteta told BBC Sport, with his side now down in 14th place.
“We need more goals to win football matches. We need to keep supporting the players. All players go through [tough] periods. We’re creating chances but struggling to score goals. That’s the difference between winning and losing.”
“When you lose matches the confidence goes down because they believe things can happen again,” Arteta said.
“You need to win after a defeat. We’ve been doing this in my time here. This is the first time since we’ve been here [that they’ve had a losing run].”