Bernd Leno says Arsenal need to stay positive and show fight on the pitch if they are to rectify the lack of confidence that has polluted the camp in recent weeks.
Winless in six games and 15th in the table, the Gunners’ ambitions of achieving a top four finish have disintegrated in the space of a month.
It’s a situation that has sparked a feeding frenzy in the media with everyone and their dog having a say about what’s gone wrong and who is to blame.
Leno insists looking at the league standings isn’t going to help right now. They need to focus on the little things, starting with body language.
“The best thing to do is not to look at the table,” he told Sky Sports ahead of Saturday’s game with Everton.
“The table is not good for us, we have to say that. The most important thing is that we get our confidence back. You need confidence in football.
“You saw in some situations in the game [on Wednesday] that we don’t have the biggest confidence at the moment.
“You can’t put confidence in like a vaccine, unfortunately, you cannot do that! You need to win the confidence by fighting, by pushing your play and everything.
“That’s what we all need, we need a positive mood on the pitch, good body language…that’s what we all need. We spoke about it. It’s clear for everybody.”
Leno’s words come across somewhat calmer than his scathing assessment earlier in the week when he blamed a lack of focus and discipline for a series of on-field blunders that have seen points slip from our hands.