Aaron Ramsey says that the players have to shoulder some of the responsibility for recent poor results, and that pinning all the blame on Arsene Wenger is ‘unfair’.
The Welsh international has been sidelined for some weeks now, but could be in contention for a place in the squad for the trip to Anfield on Saturday.
He spoke to TalkSPORT about the last few weeks, including demoralising defeats to Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
““Obviously we are deeply disappointed with the results we had,” he said.
“It is not nice suffering a defeat like that. The team is going to be disappointed and suffering a bit but we are professional footballers, this is what is asked of us, how we respond and how we bounce back and we play every three, five days so we can’t let it affect us.
“We need to put things right and hopefully respond against Liverpool.”
And on the manager, he continued, “He’s been a great servant to Arsenal and great manager for me and the players.
““We have let him down at times. It is unfair some of the things that have been said.
“People are entitled to their opinion but he has been great for me personally.”
Let’s see if the players can show a bit more mettle when we face Liverpool on Saturday, and if they do feel like they’ve let him down, perhaps that will be reflected in the performance.