Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he is still the best man for the job as the Gunners recent slump continued with a 2-1 loss to Brighton away from home.
Goals to Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray inflicted a fourth straight defeat on the Gunners as pressure continued to mount on the Frenchman.
Despite constant speculation surrounding his position in recent weeks, Wenger suggested his prior experience would be critical in helping the team find form again.
“Yes it’s the first time it happens in my whole career [losing so many games], I must say, and it’s not easy. But I have enough experience and enough desire to turn things around,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“And I believe as well at the moment, when we need to stay in the game we make individual mistakes at the wrong moments.
“And when a team struggles a bit for confidence it’s even more difficult. We have to stick together; we have no other solution.”
While he remained confident of producing a strong ending to the season, Wenger admitted his side’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via the top four were now gone.
“You can say that yes, I think it had already gone before [the Brighton game],” he said.
“Mathematically, with five teams in front of us, you need two to collapse. With such a number of games to go it’s very difficult to think it will happen.”