Arsenal suffered their eighth defeat in the Premier League yesterday during the 2-1 loss to Everton. Arsenal have managed just one win in ten League games leaving them 15th with 14 points from 14 games.
Calls for Arteta to leave his position keep increasing because there hasn’t been a change in the results. In the space of six days Arsenal have played Burnley (H), Southampton (H) and Everton (A) and have failed to pick up a single victory, these are games you’d expect Arsenal win.
In terms of statistics in the last 3 games, Arsenal have been dominant in shots, possession and passes despite having to play with a man less in two of those games.
The red card syndrome has taken charge at Arsenal, in fact Arsenal have more had more red cards (3) than wins (1) in their last 10 League matches.
Today marks a year since Arteta was appointed and to be honest besides that lovely FA cup victory things have gone worse from where Unai Emery left. Arteta took charge of an Arsenal side just seven points from the top four now Arsenal are at least ten points away from their target of finishing at least fourth.
But despite Arsenal’s worst start in ages the Arsenal hierarchy still appear to have faith in Arteta who is on his first big job with no experience prior to Arsenal.
The board are backing him as a long term project, he has been given the mantle to rebuild Arsenal and of course this can’t happen in a short period.
But we fans who care about this wonderful club are heartbroken to see the club in this state, relegation is no longer a joke but a possibility. We need a results oriented manager not a visionnaire.
Now we have to talk about the players because it’s them who are on the pitch for ninety minutes. Do the players still believe in Arteta? are they still fighting for him and listening to his command?
In doesn’t appear to be the case as the players don’t have the zeal or motivation they once had under Arteta.
We’ve seen silly red cards and crazy own goals, shambolic performances from Bellerin, Willian and Xhaka. Our world class striker and captain Aubameyang looks like an ordinary average player.
Leno, Tierney, Gabriel, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Partey, Martinelli and Aubameyang are players that deserve to play for the club. Willock and Nketiah may need loan spells but the rest are either average performers or complete deadwood.
It’s a tough time but we have to remain loyal to the club no matter what.