Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he feels “responsible” for the “suffering” endured by those associated with the club during a torrid run of form.
Arteta’s side beat Chelsea on 26 December to secure a first win in the Premier League since early November.
The victory followed their worst start after 14 league games since 1974-75.
“It is draining, it is frustrating and it is painful,” said Arteta, whose team sit in 15th place in the Premier League before Tuesday’s match at Brighton.
“Obviously results-wise in the last few weeks we have all been suffering, I have been suffering. I feel very responsible for that.
“The worst feeling is because I want to do so well for this football club and at the moment we are in, I want to bring all my passion, the knowledge that I have, the right intentions to move as quickly as we possibly can as a football club.
“In order to do that we need to win football matches, to be stable and win. When I don’t, I feel like I am letting the club down and the people that work for us, and obviously our fans.”