“What is certain is that with these numbers, scoring this amount of goals is impossible to fight with the top teams so we have to maintain the numbers that we have defensively in our organisation and for sure we have to improve our numbers attacking-wise if we want to be challenging and if you want to be consistent in winning football matches.”
Asked whether that was something he was thinking about going into the international break, Arteta replied: “Yes, for sure. We do that every week.
“You know, [look at] how we can get into better positions in the final third, with certain numbers in the positions that have to be occupied all the time.
“The same for how we control the transition moments after not finishing that action when the ball leaves that box.
“Certainly, as you said, we will look at that again and try to modify certain things to try and get better like we always do.”