We must find consistency, declares Arsenal’s Arteta after Bolton draw

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta admits the Gunners' recent displays have not been good enough as they slipped to seventh

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Mikel Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton in the summer Photo: BohemianFC, via Flickr

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Mikel Areta admits Arsenal will struggle to finish in the top four of the Premier League unless they are able to string together a series of positive results soon.

The Gunners were held to a goalless draw by Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday, meaning that Arsene Wenger’s men have now only collected one point from a possible 12 in the league.

And although Arteta needs no convincing over the quality of Arsenal’s squad, the Spain midfielder concedes that recent displays have not been up to scratch as the Gunners slipped down to seventh place in the table.

“It is going to be tough to finish in the top four but it depends on us,” Arteta told Arsenal Player.

“We have got the talent and the quality in the side to do it but we have to show it day by day. I am confident because we train together every day and I know how good we are but we have to show it every day, not every two or three weeks.

“It is more about details to score and make the game much easier for us. It depends on small details. We had the chances to score and we didn’t. You are not going to get 15 chances to win a football game and nowadays when you get it, especially away from home, you have to take it.

“I am sure that Chelsea will start a good run and we have to do the same and win games like we did a month ago. But I am still positive – there are still a lot of games to play and hopefully we can get that done.”

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