Despite a strong run of form since Christmas, Arsenal head into Saturday’s clash at Burnley sitting 10th in the table with their Spanish manager insisting improvement is still going on.
When asked how close the current
side was to standards,
“Very far. Very, very far.
“There's still a lot to improve, a lot of quality to add. [We need to be] much more efficient in decision-making, much quicker to open situations up when advantages are there, many more situations to feel when advantages are obtained.
“More control of games, more defensive actions in the opponent's half, fewer giveaways in our own half, more clean sheets. There's a lot to do – more goals to score, more creativity. A lot to do.
“When you look at the league table it is not acceptable. We are Arsenal Football Club and we should be nowhere near here. If somebody is happy with that he is in the wrong place.”
When asked if he thinks the club is getting closer to his ideal, the Gunners boss said:
“Yes, I am.
“I think I mentioned that when you look at the previous game we played against a team a few months ago, and you look at where the team is right now, I think it's always a good way of seeing the progression, and I've seen that.”