Mikel Arteta says he’s reviewing every aspect of Arsenal’s performances since he took charge.
The former midfielder was drafted in following Unai Emery’s departure.
His side have gradually improved - but that hasn’t necessarily been reflected in results.
The squad are currently enjoying some warm-weather training during the mini Premier League break.
And Arteta reckons their jaunt to the Middle East will be invaluable as they look to add more points on the board.
“Hours together, to spend together, grab a coffee together, to have conversations, to have unit meetings, individual meetings, group meetings about the things we have to achieve,” he explained.
“To review what we have done.
“I have made a big review of what we have done so far in these five or six weeks, the things where we can improve, the areas where we have improved and that we have to maintain, that we cannot lose. Hopefully we can make another step forward as a team now.”
Arsenal could only manage an underwhelming 0-0 draw with Burnley last week before they jetted off.
Both sides had plenty of chances, although failed to find the net.
Speaking after the match, Arteta bizarrely blamed the state of the pitch at Turf Moor.
"The conditions were difficult - the grass was this long and they didn't put any water on it, and that's not a very helpful thing to play football,” he said.
"I didn't water the pitch yesterday at the training ground because I expected it, but that doesn't make it any easier to play.
"They do what they do really well, and you are allowed to do it so we have to react to that.
“In some moments it wasn't the grass - it was their quality and what they do really well, and we could not do it in the right way."