Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says his players may have lacked confidence but they still have the fight to get a result, as they hope to end a seven-game winless Premier League run when they take on Chelsea on Saturday.

The Gunners have lost five of those seven games and are languishing in 15th place, and they were also dumped out of the League Cup by Manchester City in a 4-1 home loss on Tuesday.

“You sense that we lacked confidence in certain moments, but for sure their fight is not an issue,” Arteta told reporters after that match.

“The best medicine in these situations is to win a football match. Every defeat is another hurting moment, another disappointment, another moment that you have to lift yourself up, and that takes a lot of energy.”

Some players have been criticised for their performance, but Arteta said the responsibility to turn things around fell on his shoulders…

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