Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has accepted that there’s a dressing room split.
Arsenal have gone seven games without a win, scoring just three in that time. In fact, they’ve scored just 12 Premier League goals all season – even struggling Fulham have scored more.
“There are people that are very contagious and can transmit a certain level of energy,” he said, in an acknowledgment of the dressing room splits which have undermined his efforts to rebuild.
“When you have a lot of them it is very easy.
“You always have some on one side, some in the middle and some completely on board. And then you have to drag as many people as you can into your side, to the fighting side.
“The ones that are not interested or unable to do it, they have to stay behind because if not, they are pulling us right back.
“Some of them can doubt in any moment, you know, because when you find yourself in this situation, you are tempted to go to the other side.
“You start to say, ‘We’ve scored an own goal’, or ‘We cannot play with 10 men’, or ‘We don’t have the crowd’ or ‘The referee made this decision’. But I’m sorry, we don’t need any of those.”