Arsenal's Mustafi: 'We have a lot to learn'

Arsenal's Mustafi: 'We have a lot to learn'

There was to be more frustration for the north London giants on Saturday as they were forced to share the spoils with the Blades at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners were pegged back as Gabriel Martinelli's opener on the stroke of half-time was cancelled out by John Fleck's late leveller, leaving Arsenal 10th in the Premier League and with just one win from their last seven games.

Arteta believes his side should have been given the chance to move out of sight before that late effort.

Arsenal could have had a penalty in the 68th when Jack O'Connell made contact with Pépé's legs, but the video assistant referee didn't recommend a spot-kick.

When Arteta was appointed last month to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, the Spaniard arrived to find a club split by a damaging rift between the under-performing players and disillusioned supporters.

"It was the same as with Chelsea, very clear".

"We have to keep trying to convince them and encouraging them to keep doing it, and hopefully they can deserve and enjoy more good results".

"A lot is happening and the challenge is getting bigger and bigger because we get a lot of unpleasant surprises every day with a few injuries and suspensions".

The Arsenal head coach has a host of options to make changes if needed this afternoon, including Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos.

"Obviously all the people that comes to the games too".

"I think that's where we lack the most at the moment, I think we always have parts where we play very well and what we planned before the game and sadly you lose a little bit of control and then it becomes a completely different game".

Arsenal will now face Chelsea in their next Premier League fixture on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge.

"A lot of things have happened and it feels longer than a month to be fair, the amount of games, the [amount] we've trained, the amount of things that happened", Arteta told a news conference.

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