MIKEL ARTETA has insisted Arsenal have performed better than their opponents ‘every single week’ – despite their disastrous results.
The Gunners were beaten for an EIEGTH time this season in just 14 games after losing 2-1 at Everton.
But Arteta is adamant his side are not getting the rub of the green while playing better than their form shows.
He told talkSPORT: “The first thing we have to do, is the things we can control make them better.
“There are things we haven’t done lately when we’ve played with ten men with situations we generate we don’t score.
“Normally when a team is in this position it is battered every week and it’s not the case.
“We’ve been better than the opponent every single week but we are not winning football matches, so we have to realise that.
“I don’t want to feel sorry for ourselves. It is what it is. It’s the fight we have to take in front of us and the challenge.
“It’s not about so many things that have happened as that’s not going to make us better.
“The group is really disappointed in the way we lost the game because they have real belief we could come here and turn things around tonight and the effort, passion and commitment was without question of a doubt.”
Rob Holding’s own goal and Yerry Mina’s header were sandwiched in between a Nicolas Pepe penalty at Goodison Park.
Arsenal had come into the game off the back of a 1-1 home draw against Southampton in midweek.
And Arteta has been left scratching his head on why he managed just a point out of his latest two games.
He said: “We created more than Everton, for sure.
“We scored an own goal and conceded from a set piece. We worked on it but obviously they are good at doing (it).
“When we generated the chances, a lot of situations at the end ended up in chances.
“At the end, it’s the last pass, the last dribble, the last shot and what we need is a bit of luck. We hit the bar.
“Last week, we lost against Burnley without conceding a single shot on target from the opponent.
“In the last few weeks we’ve lost games where we were better than the opponents but this is football and it’s happening too often.”