Rob Holding admits he’s embarrassed by Arsenal’s recent run of form as a 2-0 defeat in the North London derby piled on the misery for Mikel Arteta’s squad.
The Gunners have now made the worst start to a league campaign since 1981/82, scoring a paltry 10 goals on the way to a 13 point tally from 11 games. We are rotting in 15th place.
After the match, Mikel Arteta pinpointed his side’s attacking failings as a fundamental reason for their struggles so far. While Holding agrees, he’s desperately hoping for a change in luck.
Speaking to Sky Sports about our poor start, he said: “It is frustrating. It is a record that you don’t want to be a part of. We are frustrated as players and we are letting the fans down. We need to change that, win some games and put that to bed.
“Finding the back of the net just seems to be a problem at the moment, but hopefully there is going to be a bit of luck to change that. Hopefully, the goals will start to come.
“They [Sp*rs] took their chances and that’s the story of the game. No matter how many crosses we put in, if we don’t get on the end of it, and put it in the back of the net, it is pointless at the end of the day.
“We are getting the chances, it is just putting them away. Maybe the first goal we get will just be a bit of a deflection or a trickle into the net and bit of luck on our side.
“Then hopefully the confidence will be there to carry on and score some more goals. But we just need that little bit of luck to put one in the back of the net.
“We have just got to, in training, keep creating chances and taking them – and be confident. We have got to give the strikers some confidence to put the ball in the back of the net and hopefully we can a get goals at the weekend.”