• Manager says he questions himself every day
  • Arteta says managing is a lot more tiring than playing

Mikel Arteta admits he questioned himself every day during Arsenal’s “draining” run of defeats which were “frustrating and painful”.

A 3-1 Boxing Day win over London rivals Chelsea was the Gunners’ first Premier League victory since 1 November. Arteta’s side had taken just two points from the seven previous fixtures before goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka proved enough to get them back to winning ways.

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