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Arsenal boss Arteta: It's been draining, frustrating and painful

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits their dismal form this season has pushed him to the limit.

It comes just days after the win over Chelsea, which has staved off reports of the sack for a little while longer, at least.

"Obviously results-wise in the last few weeks we have all been suffering, I have been suffering," he said.

"I feel very responsible for that. The worst feeling is because I want to do so well for this football club and at the moment we are in, I want to bring all my passion, the knowledge that I have, the right intentions to move as quickly as we possibly can as a football club.

"In order to do that we need to win football matches, to be stable and win some time.

"When I don't, I feel like I am letting the club down and the people that work for us, and obviously our fans.

"It is draining, it is frustrating and it is painful. At the same time I know we have to fight our way back.

"In difficult moments is when you see the right people, they give me a lot of encouragement because I see people that are willing to fight with me, with the people that we have here.

"It gives me energy every day to carry on doing it."

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