By Joe Brewin
Kieran Gibbs says that Arsenal are ready to turn their Premier League form around and start climbing the table.
The Gunners have endured a tough opening to the campaign but demonstrated their battling qualities with a 3-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.
Gibbs notched his first goal for the Club during that match to kick-start Arsenal's comeback. Now he wants to build on that win and claim three points against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
“It’s not been the easiest of months, not just weeks,” the left-back said. “But I can assure everyone the team is together and you can see from the stats of the games what we are doing is right.
"On some occasions we are not getting the results at the minute but we are looking to turn that around as soon as possible so that we can lift the Club.”
While acknowledging that the team has not been at its peak so far this season, the England Under-21 international says Arsenal have had their fair share of misfortune.
“We have progressed in our last couple of games but sometimes we do individually lack concentration,” said Gibbs.
“You see other teams do it but then their opponents don’t score from it and it gets overlooked. But at the minute we make one mistake and it’s a goal. It's unbelievable how much it has affected us but we will overcome it I am sure.
“We bring a lot of trouble on ourselves at times but it happens in football. We are an extremely attacking team - we produce a lot of flair in our game. I think we know that we cannot be amazing going forward and the same going back.”
Gibbs will be hoping he did enough on Tuesday to warrant a starting place against Bolton. That decision will rest with Arsène Wenger and, although the manager has been criticised in recent weeks, Gibbs insists the squad are fully behind him.
"I don’t think we need to show what type of man Arsène Wenger is," he said. "What the man has done is incredible - we are 100 per cent behind the manager.”Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source