The Gunners did not have an impressive display so far, with their current tally of 13 points.
Sunday’s 2-1 loss has brought Arsenal their worst ever start to the Premier League as they have suffered a fifth one in ten matches.
Mikel Arteta’s initial indications did not include being defeated more than five times in eight competitions. With their one win, the Gunners are sitting 14th on the table and eight points behind the titleholder Tottenham. Furthermore, Arsenal have not been able to score more than 10 goals this season.
Gabriel found the back of the net in the first half, but the Gunners could not avoid the equalizer. In the interviews after the match, the Arsenal manager admitted that the results were not appealing to him and that his side is suffering confidence which he hopes later be boosted up in the battle against Spurs.
"We need more goals to win football matches. We need to keep supporting the players. All players go through [tough] periods. We're creating chances but struggling to score goals. That's the difference between winning and losing," Arteta said.
"When you lose matches the confidence goes down because they believe things can happen again. You need to win after a defeat. We've been doing this in my time here. This is the first time since we've been here [that they've had a losing run]."
When asked about a game-changer in the clash with Tottenham next weekend, he added: "It would be great. There's not a bigger motivation than for us to go to Spurs and try to beat them."