• Club 19th in Premier League after losing first two games
  • ‘We know we have to improve and I’m sure we will do’

Granit Xhaka has insisted that Arsenal will be motivated by the criticism levelled at them following a poor start to the new Premier League season.

Mikel Arteta’s side lost 2-0 at home to Chelsea on Sunday as Romelu Lukaku marked his second debut with a goal before Reece James wrapped up a deserved victory for the visitors. That followed an opening-day defeat at newly-promoted Brentford as Arsenal endured their worst-ever start to a campaign in the top four leagues.

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