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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: We are very, very far from where we want to be

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits their league position is unacceptable.

Arteta takes Arsenal to Burnley looking to spark a winning win to carry them back towards the European places as he struggles to come to terms with everything that has happened in the past 12 months.

Gunners boss Arteta said: “When you look at the league table it is not acceptable. We are Arsenal Football Club and we should be nowhere near here. If somebody is happy with that he is in the wrong place.

“A year ago if you'd have told me everything that's happened I would have said 'what are you talking about?' But the reality is that a lot has happened so let's go day by day.

“We are very far. Very, very far (from where we want to be). There's still a lot to improve, a lot of quality to add. Much more efficient in decision making, much quicker to open situations up when advantages are there.

“We need more control of games, more defensive actions in the opponent's half, fewer giveaways in our own half, more clean sheets. There's a lot to do – more goals to score, more creativity. A lot to do.

“The previous Burnley game was very strange when we looked at it, the amount of chances that we created. We went down to ten men, conceded from a set piece and then it is a disaster. But look at the team is right now, I think it's always a good way of seeing the progression."

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