Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the club’s players and not manager Mikel Arteta are to blame for the team’s poor run of form this season.
The Gunners are without a win in their last six Premier League games and occupy 15th position on the table following Wednesday night 1-1 home draw against Southampton.
“That’s not an issue at all (Arteta). The coach can do the least thing for us being in this situation,” Leno told Sky Deutschland.
“If you look at how we sometimes walked around on the pitch, then the only fault lies with the players. I have to say that honestly. We get red cards, make mistakes, are disorganised.
“These are things that we have clearly addressed a thousand times. In the end, that’s a lack of focus among the players. The coach is not an issue in the dressing room, and there is no criticism of him.
“We criticise ourselves and the players know that they are responsible. We actually have quality, but suddenly this break came. But nobody can attach it to just one person.”
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