The Dutchman has looked in good form in recent weeks and was also asked over issues relating to his future with Arsenal now looking to be in a transition phase.
The Dutchman said on the gunners poor start to the season and his own future:
I have every trust in the things we are doing within the club.
There is only a fine line between winning and losing. Just look at our last match against Spurs.
We could have won that game with the chances we had. There is no need to panic for anyone.
I am not going to make any statements about my future. Not now, not for a while.
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I’ve been at Arsenal eight years and that is quite extraordinary these days. Which is why I treasure this. What my future will bring, nobody knows.
I can understand people are curious, but I am just dedicated to everything at Arsenal right now.
Since November last year I’ve played lots of games, scored lots of goals and made assists.
Twelve months’ non-stop football is doing me well. I feel that I am still growing in form. It is the first time in quite a few years that I can experience that.
My future is a private matter and when at some point there could be some news, people will hear it. And I do realise that we have to get things going at Arsenal, but I have full confidence that we are going to do okay.
Our start is not good. I would have felt better if we had won the derby.
We didn’t and right now there is a negative feeling. But I assure you, it is not all that negative.
It is up to us, players and staff, to sort it out on the pitch.
He is definitely right saying that Arsenal could have won the North London derby, but in hindsight they could have also lost by a bigger scoreline had Spurs converted their one on one chances. Defence still needs tightening up if we are to win games comfortably one feels and hopefully it will improve in the coming weeks!