Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta says he must “take the bullets” for his sides poor form and has urged his players to sacrifice for the team.
The Gunners limped to a 1-0 home loss to Burnley on Sunday to record their fourth successive league loss.
Arteta’s men have won just one game in eight league game and sit 15th on the table- five points above the relegation zone.
He said: “This is our reality right now, and we have to face it by being brave, fighting and no one giving up. It’s not time to hide – it’s time to put your face and your body on the line.
“At the moment, I’m sorry, but we have to take the bullets. We are not winning football matches, and you have to put your chest there. Hit me, because you have the right to hit me because we are not winning.
“What else can I do? Put my head down, work harder, and try to improve.
“It’s natural. I accept it, and it’s part of the job. When you are not getting results, it’s the manager who has maximum responsibility. That’s why I accept because you can say whatever you want to explain, but in the end, you have to win football matches.
“This club is too big to accept this many losses in the last weeks. My chest is here – hit me, guys.”