Mikel Arteta is upset over talk around Arsenal about Robin van Persie's departure.

New signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud have struggled to make an instant impact while Van Persie opened his account for Manchester United in stunning fashion at the weekend.

The Spaniard, quoted in the Daily Mirror, said: "[Cazorla] is comfortable in that position, that free role. He has a lot of talent, you can see how good he is on the ball.

"We need to get him involved whenever we can because he can have a big influence.

"Lukas looked really good on the left. He was cutting in and causing problems. He had a couple of chances. We need to give them a bit of time.

"All the talk about Robin all of the time... you can get frustrated.

"Last year, [Cesc] Fabregas left. We all know what that meant. You cannot do in two games what it has taken eight years to create. It's impossible.

"Robin is obviously a really good player. He scored almost every time we played in the league last year. It's tough."