The Gunners have struggled to achieve success in recent years, even compared to the latter years of the Arsene Wenger era.
While Arteta was brought in to usher a new era, he has failed to lift the team's performances in the Premier League.
As they prepare for a key Europa League semi final second leg against Villarreal, Arteta spoke about the club's DNA.
He told reporters: "Well, our DNA is related to many factors. First the history that we have, how we represent our values, our togetherness in what it is the team, what is the plan and what we are trying to transmit to the world with that. I believe that what we are trying to do is very much linked to that.
"There is still things to do, yes, but there was always this. This game is evolving, this club is evolving. This club is not the same as 20 years ago. It's all the time something you have to embrace but at the same time evolve"