Arsenal are formally all-time low of the Premier League desk in 20th place.
The Gunners misplaced their third consecutive match at first of the brand new season on Saturday as they have been humiliated 5-Zero at Manchester City.
This 12:30pm end result put them briefly backside, nevertheless it was hoped by their followers that Norwich would offer respite of their 3pm match towards Leicester.
Certainly, the Canaries have been crushed 2-1 and condemned to their third straight defeat additionally, nevertheless this end result was not sufficient to raise Arsenal up a place.
Each groups are degree on aim distinction (-9), however Norwich are forward on targets scored (1-0) and so sit 19th.
Wolves (who play Manchester United at 4:30pm on Sunday) and Burnley (who play Leeds at 2:00pm on Sunday) are each additionally on zero factors having misplaced their first two video games, however are unlikely to fall beneath Arsenal this weekend with their aim variations at -2 and -Three respectively.
This nearly definitely will depart Arsenal all-time low this weekend.
The stats are damning for Mikel Arteta, with the Gunners boss beneath big strain.
He has overseen Arsenal’s worst begin to a season in 67 years regardless of spending £130m in the summertime – greater than another Premier League membership.
Having additionally misplaced 2-Zero to each Brentford and Chelsea, Arsenal are solely the second group in Premier League historical past to lose their first three matches in a season and have a aim distinction of -9, after Wolves in 2003/04, who went on to complete backside of the desk that season.
It’s the first time the north London membership sit backside of the English top-flight desk having performed at the least three league matches since October 25, 1974.
Arteta has a woeful file of 21 defeats in 61 matches as Gunners boss, however insists he stays assured of turning issues round.
Requested if he felt he was the proper man for the job after the mauling in Manchester, the Spaniard stated: “Sure I do, if not I wouldn’t be sitting right here.
“I’ve been most crucial of myself and brought the blame each single time once we had defeats. In the present day I say precisely the identical factor.”
Arsenal’s distress towards City started as they conceded twice to Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres within the opening 12 minutes.
They then capitulated after Granit Xhaka was proven a straight crimson card with Gabriel Jesus, Rodri and Torres finishing the rout.
Arteta stated: “We began the sport very well, we have been actually aggressive, however of their first motion we didn’t cease the cross or take care of the runners.
“If you happen to don’t do this right here, it’s inconceivable to win a recreation. It was actually basic items and we have to do higher.”
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