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Wenger gives his honest opinion on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal

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The Gunners have managed just a single win – which was rather unconvincing perhaps – in their four opening games of 2021-22.

Arsene Wenger is “not pessimistic” about Arsenal despite their dismal start to the season and is backing his former team to “come back.”

Arsenal entered the international break struck in the relegation zone. In fact, they were at rock bottom of the Premier League table after failing to pick up even a single point from their first three matches.

The pause in the league came at the right time for Mikel Arteta’s men, offering them time a brief period of introspection.

In their first match after the international break, the Gunners were able to pick up their first points of the season by beating Norwich City.

The victory was a narrow one and the sole goal that sealed it was a scrappy one. Nevertheless, there is hope that the team morale is now raised and things can change for the better.

“First of all, honestly I like to usually say what I think, I believe in this situation, I’m an Arsenal fan,” Wenger told beIN Sports.

“After that, of course, when I talk about Arsenal it’s a sensitive subject and at the moment the timing is maybe not the best to talk.

“I must say I find the squad full of quality.

“I’m not pessimistic because I feel they had two difficult games out of the first three – Chelsea on a high at home and of course after they go to Manchester City. Of course, you go to Man City and you can say it’s predictable that you could drop points.

“The bad result we made was in the first game against Brentford. After that, it puts you straight away on the back foot.

“I wish them to recover and I think they will. The potential is there so I hope they come back.”