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​Arteta confesses struggles over Arsenal pressure: Sometimes you want to hit yourself!

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits that he has suffered amid the pressure of his side's poor start to the season.

The Gunners finally got their first win of the league campaign against Norwich City after three straight defeats.

Despite the positivity of picking up a win, Arteta acknowledged the past few weeks have been a challenge for him personally.

"I think it is impossible not to [bring your work home]," Arteta revealed, via Goal.

"That's why when you see your kids running around you and your wife trying to just change the topic and see everything from a different perspective, it's so helpful.

"That negativity has to come away. You have to bear in mind that first of all you are doing everything you can to your best capacity, and don't kid yourself or look for excuses. Normally the easiest thing to do is blame the players: 'They are not good enough. I have this, I have that.' And then you try to over-coach them.

"I was not willing to do that because first of all they don't deserve that. The people around this club don't deserve it. You just want to hit yourself because you are not doing things right and you are not getting the outcome you think you deserve."


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