Tottenham sitting high of the league when you’re solely 4 locations above the relegation zone – it’s a very rotten time to be an Arsenal fan proper now.
Defeat at house to Wolves on Sunday evening consigned the Gunners to a fifth defeat in ten Premier League matches this season.
Actually, the 2-1 loss on the Emirates Stadium threw up a stat all Arsenal followers will hate to see.
Their haul of 13 factors from their opening ten video games means it’s Arsenal’s worst begin to a league season in 39 YEARS. The Gunners might solely handle 12 from their first ten league matches within the 1981/82 season – Mikel Arteta wasn’t even born the final time they had been this garbage.
Solely the extraordinarily optimistic (borderline deluded) had been predicting Arsenal to mount a severe title problem this season however few might have predicted it might be this unhealthy.
They gave the impression to be on the up below Arteta, who guided them to FA Cup success final season whereas additionally getting the higher of Liverpool within the Neighborhood Defend.
It has been a 12 months since Unai Emery was sacked and changed by Freddie Ljungberg on a brief foundation till Arteta was appointed to the position in December.
Nevertheless, the Premier League desk since Arteta’s first match formally in control of Arsenal, which got here on Boxing Day final 12 months, reveals how a lot work the membership nonetheless must do.
Being behind Southampton and Wolves will sting significantly as Arsenal should be ending above sides like that in the event that they’re to fulfil their ambitions of stepping into the Champions League once more.
The quantity of losses can be a specific space of concern. As talked about, 5 have already come this season, that means it took Arteta double the period of time to lose 5 within the Premier League final season.
The full variety of targets scored can be one thing they need to be frightened about with Arsenal managing simply ten all season. Only one got here from open play in November.
Arteta admits he’s frightened about Arsenal’s unhealthy kind however isn’t fearing the sack in the intervening time.
“It’s one thing that the day I made a decision to be a coach I do know that at some point I can be sacked or depart the soccer membership,” he mentioned.
“I don’t know if it’s the day after I signal my contract, in a month’s time, a 12 months’s time or six months’ time. I by no means fear about it.
“My solely concern is to get one of the best out of the gamers, give the very best service to the membership and change into higher and higher.
“I do know, I repeat, on this occupation, at some point I’ll get the sack or depart however I don’t know when that’s going to occur.
“It’s while you lose three video games in a row for various causes at house. I’m actually involved, I’m answerable for that.
“Now we have to enhance, it’s clear it isn’t close to adequate for this soccer membership, and we’ve got to vary this dramatically.”
And if the membership resolve to start out once more with somebody on the helm, then Massimiliano Allegri is a sizzling favorite to take over.
The previous Juventus and Milan supervisor is at the moment out of labor and is 17/10 with Betfair to change into the following everlasting Arsenal boss.
Thomas Tuchel (10/3), Patrick Vieira (5/1) and Thierry Henry (6/1) are additionally candidates with the bookies.