Press conference

The 'simple' reason for our Premier League form


For Mikel Arteta the key factor behind our recent Premier League results is clear: a lack of goals.

We have only won one of our last seven matches, and translating our free-flowing form in Europe into our domestic clashes is high on his agenda ahead of Sunday's game against Burnley.

"It is vital for us [to win]," Arteta said." We have been inconsistent in the competitions, a really good run in the Carabao Cup, a really good run in the Europa League, but unfortunately the results in the Premier League haven’t been what we want.

"We are very frustrated with that and we know how important it is to put those results together really quickly, because we need them straight away.

"There have been a lot of games, especially the ones we have played at home, where small details have made a huge difference. But at the end of the day, we haven’t scored enough goals and without doing that, we cannot win enough football matches. It is as simple as that.

"Creativity is linked to the chances that you are able to create in different positions around the box or the final third. We are working on different aspects that we have to improve certainly.

"The profile of the player depends on where they play as well and that brings you one thing or another. Depending on how they play, we will try to expose certain areas [on Sunday]."

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