Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he was at his “lowest” point this season following a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last month.
The heavy loss at the Etihad left the Gunners bottom of the Premier League.
Arteta saw Arsenal lose their first three league matches, before Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Norwich City lifted them to 16th.
The Spaniard has now revealed how his friends and family helped him cope.
He said: “You are upset with yourself, you are angry, you are tired.
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“You just want to hit yourself because you’re not doing things right and you’re not getting the outcome you think you deserve. After the loss against City probably I was at the lowest.
“You start to try to analyse things, you hear different opinions … And then starts the importance of having the family I have, the parents and the friends I have. In difficult moments they show their commitment in your relationship with them.
“After that it is every person that works in this club, from top to bottom, and the energy they try to provide … and how encouraging it is to see them with the hunger to change the situation.”