LONDON: Mikel Arteta says he is ready to take full responsibility in preventing Arsenal from falling into the relegation zone of the English Premier League.
The Gunners manager is preparing his team to face Southampton, early Thursday morning after losing four games in a row at home.
Arteta believes the performance of his men is improving even though victory is not on their side especially when losing at the hands of Burnley and Wolves but is aware it cannot continue.
“I feel depressed all the time. This is the reality and we have to face it.
“We have to be brave to face it, keep fighting and not give up. It is not time to hide, instead we have to face it.
“For now, I apologize but we have to be responsible. We did not win the match and we have to accept all the criticism because you are entitled.
“What else can I do? Bow my head and work hard to improve everything,” Arteta said.
The 0-1 defeat at the hands of Burnley at the Emirates Stadium saw Granit Xhaka be shown a red card after strangling Ashley Westwood.
Xhaka has been the sixth player to be sent off since Arteta became manager but the Spanish operator said the problem had been resolved internally.