Date: 24th October 2017 at 1:57pm

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has hit back at critics and claims there has been an overreaction to Arsenal’s start to the season.

The Gunners who currently sit 5th in the table have been beaten at Stoke, thrashed 4-0 at Liverpool and lost away to Watford so far this term.

There has been plenty of media attention surrounding the club and Arsene Wenger’s aptitude for the job. In a post-match interview following the Watford defeat, striker Troy Deeney accused the Gunners of lacking “cojones” and questioned their hunger for the fight.

However, following Arsenal’s 5-2 win over Everton, Bellerin believes criticism is harsh. Asked by Standard Sport if there had been an over-reaction to recent performances, right-back Bellerin said: “I think it always is with Arsenal. It doesn’t matter how we do. If we win it is always the other team’s fault and when we lose it is always our fault.

“We have just got to deal with it as we have been doing, play our game and show that we have got the potential, that we can win games like this one. I think everyone has seen that.”

Arsenal are preparing for their fifth round Carabao Cup tie with Norwich City tonight. A win would seal a place in the quarter-finals of the competitions.

Winning the competition has eluded Wenger so far, but he is not expected to adjust his mentality in utilising his fringe and youth players.


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