Arsenal face Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester United and Everton in their next five Premier League games.
It would be considered a daunting run of fixtures after the Gunners’ opening three league defeats at the start of the season, but a recent upturn form has ensured that there’s plenty of confidence at Emirates Stadium right now.
“It was about what I could see around me,” said Arteta when asked about the turnaround after the international break.
“The faith that the players and the staff have in what we do, the belief, the sense of belonging they have to be a part of a team, and the unity they’ve shown in difficult moments, not to try to point to anybody [else] but to take full responsibility and show real leadership and courage to overturn the situation.
“They faced the criticism and moved forward, slowly trying to engage people. We’ve been lucky because we have supporters who, in difficult moments, have shown that they love this club and they realise how important it is for our players to play the game with them.
“When that happens, you can see what the atmosphere is like.”