Dimitar Berbatov has backed Arsenal to drag off a shock victory over Chelsea of their Boxing Day showdown.
The Gunners are and not using a home win since a 1-Zero win at Manchester United on November 1 and sit 15th within the Premier League desk heading into the London derby this weekend.
Issues acquired even worse for the Gunners on Tuesday evening, as they have been hammered 4-1 by Manchester City – Arteta’s former employers – to crash out of the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Many followers are calling for the Spaniard to depart following their stoop in kind, however Berbatov is adamant he’s the fitting man for the job.
“Arsenal are in actual bother however I nonetheless suppose Mikel Arteta can flip issues round on the Emirates,” Berbatov informed Betfair.
“Final week, I stated Arteta deserved extra time however since then they suffered two extra defeats – admittedly in tough matches away to Everton within the Premier League and within the Carabao Cup quarter-final towards Manchester City.
“The Gunners are displaying some combat on the pitch, however they’re nonetheless not enjoying wherever close to the extent demanded of them.
“Arteta is a younger coach and you might say he was fortunate to get the chance to handle Arsenal.
“I help these form of appointments as a result of I understand how tough it’s for younger coaches to get their likelihood to point out what they will do.
“Arteta got here to Arsenal at a tough second for the membership and he wants extra time to show it round.
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“His outdated boss Pep Guardiola has stated Arteta shouldn’t be fired and I’m not going to argue with Pep.”
The previous Tottenham striker added: “Arsenal want to choose themselves up shortly for his or her huge Boxing Day conflict towards Chelsea.
“I can see a shock end result right here, with the Gunners profitable.
“Their fortunes have to vary sooner or later and a London derby, towards the workforce they beat in final season’s FA Cup remaining, may give them the motivation to boost their recreation.”