Arteta - We can't afford to look too far ahead

Mikel Arteta on the touchline at Emirates Stadium
Mikel Arteta on the touchline at Emirates Stadium

It has been a hugely challenging few weeks for Mikel Arteta and his staff as his squad has been decimated by absences and injuries.

We face Burnley on Sunday as we look to stay in the hunt for a top-four place and our manager is keen to get the three points and then bolster his squad.

"We have to go day by day." Arteta said. "There are different reasons why [our players] are not here with us and I will assess it. 

"The thing is they all want to be involved as quickly as possible but some of them couldn't be here and hopefully, we haven't lost anybody else for Sunday. 
"We are here to win football matches and that's the pressure. We know the amount of matches that we're going to have to win if we want to be there but you can't look too far ahead. 

"A lot has happened in recent weeks, it's been extremely difficult to manage the squad and the team because we've lost a lot of players and we have to re-unite, we have to win on Sunday and look from there because then we have a window and hopefully we can get some players back."

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