Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that everyone at the club is worried over the poor run of games the club has been faced with in recent times. The Spanish tactician stated this ahead of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup quarter-finals match against Manchester City scheduled for Tuesday at 21:00.
The last time Arsenal won a Premier League match was on November 1, 2020. They succeeded in getting the maximum three points against Manchester United away at Old Trafford. The victory was the 4th time Arsenal won a league match in 14 league games this season.
Besides that, the club has recorded a whopping 8 defeats and 2 draws which earned Mikel Arteta and his boys just 14 points so far this season and left them in the 15th spot. In the club’s last 8 league matches, the club recorded two draws and 6 defeats which is the worse run the club has had in the era of the Premier League.
They are going into the Carabao Cup with this poor form and the club’s coach told the media on Monday that the form has left everyone at the club hurt. He noted that “the atmosphere at the club is as good as it can be when we are all hurting”.
“Results in the Premier League are hurting and everybody is worried and everybody is suffering at the moment”, said Arteta. “We want much more and we are working to get much more.
“In the dressing room, when you are losing football matches, it’s difficult. They suffer as well because they care, they want more, the confidence level starts to go. But the unity is there.
“Is there 100-per-cent unity around the club? It’s impossible in any club, even when you win because players that are not participating is always more difficult.”
Due to the poor run of games, Mikel Arteta is said to be under pressure and it is being rumored that he might be sacked if the poor run of games continues. On the contrary, the coach said he has been enjoying the support of the club’s board and doesn’t read what people outside the club write for or against him.
“Within the club, everything I’m feeling is just support, encouragement, and total confidence that we are going to get through this together”, he said.
“Externally, I never read what is happening. I know more or less what is happening but I never read in beautiful moments and don’t read in difficult moments. I just try to focus on the job and what I have to do.
“But a club of this stature deserves the best, and when it’s not happening, everybody is going to question what is happening. I’m the most responsible one in terms of result, so I have to accept that.”
Mikel Arteta confirms that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will miss Arsenal’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Manchester
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s coach Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will miss Arsenal’s Carabao Cup quarter-final match against Manchester City on Tuesday, December 22.
The Gabonese striker missed the club’s 2-1 defeat in the hands of Everton last weekend due to a calf injury and the injury will keep him out a little longer.
Arteta confirmed that a scan will be carried out on Aubameyang to confirm how much longer the striker will stay out of the game but added that the player is “feeling much better”.
“He was more positive yesterday (Sunday) than in the previous two days”, Arteta said. “He will have another scan in the next few days and we will see how quickly we can get him back in the team.
“He knows how important he is for us, he feels the responsibility and he is trying his best to be fit as quickly as possible.”
Ahead of tomorrow night's #CarabaoCup tie, Mikel Arteta faced the media at a press conference earlier this morning— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2020
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