Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that off-field issues, Granit Xhaka's drama and failure to stick to his game plan by his players have been reasons for the club's struggles this season.
The Gunners have won just one of their last five Premier League games and have failed to win any of their last four games in all competitions.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Leicester City clash, Emery explained why Arsenal have struggled, "I’m not really disappointed with our work. I am being realistic because some circumstances did not help us to achieve our best performance.
"The circumstances with Ozil, Kolasinac, Koscielny and, remember also, that if he [Koscielny] was here as captain, that would give us no problem. Then Xhaka’s circumstances.
"We are not playing really with a good performance to impose our idea, impose our capacity on each match. I said to them we rarely lost at home but we didn’t impose as I want and will want in the next matches in our process. It’s a process we need to do with the players."