Arsenal defender Pablo Mari says ‘everyone in the club’ is trying to work out the cause of their poor start to the season.
The Gunners are currently 15th in the table after managing just four wins from their opening 11 games this season.
They are currently winless in their last four games as well, suffering defeats in three of those games while picking up a lucky point in a 0-0 draw with Leeds United on November 22nd.
It has seen them criticised from all corners, with many believing a squad such as theirs should not be struggling as much as they are.
Finding the cause of the problem has been a major issue for manager Mikel Arteta, who it seems is not the only one struggling to work out how to fix things.
“It is the million-dollar question. Everyone in the club is thinking about what is happening to us,” Mari told EFE, relayed by La Vanguardia.
“In the dressing room, we give 100% in every game, in every training session, to reverse this situation. But I think that within all this, football is streaks and I believe a lot in this kind of thing.
“As much as you want to score ten goals each game, there will be times when you can’t score any.
“We are in that dynamic right now, no matter how hard you try, football is not giving you everything that you give it. It is a matter of changing it.”
The disappointing start to the season has inevitably seen pressure on Arteta ramp up, with some now questioning whether he is the right man to lead Arsenal forwards.
That is a drastic turnaround for the Spaniard, who was earning widespread praise not long ago when he was leading Arsenal to success in the FA Cup.
The pressure does not seem to be mounting inside the club, though, with it regularly claimed that those higher up the club back Arteta and believe he will turn things around.
That is a feeling shared in the dressing room too if Mari’s comments on the matter are anything to go by.
“The first thing is that I think that quick coach changes are not the right thing to do,” he added.
“When you sign a coach, it is because he has given you the confidence that his idea of football is the one that you think is best for your club.
“If you don’t give it time for that idea to evolve, you aren’t giving it a chance. When you want to change a dynamic or a mentality of a club, it is difficult to do it in a month.
“About Mikel, I think the idea of the club has changed. The attitude, the mentality has changed.
“He has brought a very interesting long-term project in which I feel like a participant because I signed because I liked it a lot.
“I go with Mikel until the end of the world. He just needs time. Soccer is not always rosy. I am happy because, despite the situation, we are united.”