• Rallying call comes after run of two points from seven games
  • Arteta reels off a load of statistics to justify his methods

Mikel Arteta has called on Arsenal’s players to behave like “fighters, not victims” as they bid to arrest a catastrophic run of Premier League form that has seen them earn just two points from seven games.

Arsenal hope for some welcome respite when they host Manchester City on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Arteta thinks their top-flight results do not tell the entire story and, in a lengthy and unprompted exposition, the Spaniard reeled off a selection of statistics he believes show they should be winning “many, many football matches”.

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