Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta: "From within the club everything I am feeling is just support, encouragement, and total confidence that we will get through this together."
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta declares that he is not looking to walk away from his job and is convinced the north London club are backing him 100%.
The Gunners were thrashed 2-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday, meaning Arteta’s team have failed to win any of their past seven Premier League games, losing five and drawing two, as they sit in the 15th spot in the table.
It’s the Gunners' worst start to a season since the 1974-75 campaign, and some fans reckon Arteta should resign following their below-par form of late, however, the Spaniard thinks otherwise.
"I don't like to think about those steps [walking away] because then I will be thinking in a negative way and I cannot do that," said Arteta ahead of Arsenal's quarter-final Carabao Cup clash against Manchester City on Tuesday as BBC Sport quoted.
"At the moment, I have to try to be as positive as I can."
He continued: "We're going through a lot of difficulties, the last thing we want to be thinking of is more problems coming up in the next few months. I'm not in that state of mind.
"I know the responsibility that I have and why I am here. Everybody knows that from a few months ago, this wasn't going to be resolved really quickly. I think that's the consciousness of everybody at the club."
The 38-year-old, who guided Arsenal to last season's FA Cup triumph, added: "From within the club everything I am feeling is just support, encouragement, and total confidence that we will get through this together.
"A club of this stature deserves the best and when it is not happening, everyone is going to question what is happening.
"I am the most responsible one in terms of results, so I have to accept that."