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Bellerin insists Arsenal need to be ‘more efficient in front of goal’

Hector Bellerin admits Arsenal need to be ‘more efficient in front of goal’ as the club look to put together a consistent run of results under Mikel Arteta.

Arteta has enjoyed a mixed start to his career since returning to the club as head coach in December, winning just one of his seven Premier League fixtures in charge with a succession of draws leaving the Gunners tenth in the division and 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for the top four.

Despite their lack of victories, performances have generally improved in recent weeks and Bellerin was full of praise for Arteta’s impact, though says Arsenal must improve their efficiency in front of goal to maintain their faint hopes of securing Champions League qualification.

“Mikel has always been very tactical in his work and in his whole life, he’s very professional with very clear ideas,” Bellerin told arsenal.com.

“It’s very early doors in time. [Mikel] has a new philosophy and the way he has implemented it in the last few games that we’ve played, there’s been a big change.

“I think sometimes we need to be a bit more efficient in front of goal [but] that’s also something that comes with confidence, when you see that you’re playing better and controlling games better, the goals are something that’s going to come. I’m sure you’re going to see that very quickly.

“For us, the promise is that we’re trying to get better every single day. When a different coach comes, there are different things that you’re being asked to do.

“The most important thing is to get things right and I think with the coaching that we’re getting and the tactical advice, if we do the things that they’re asking us to do we’re going to be successful.”

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