"Hopefully things will get better" – Arteta on Chelsea defeat
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has come under pressure after overseeing the club’s worst-ever start to a season in their entire history. But the Gunners have made their stance clear amid speculation Arteta could be on his way out of the Emirates in the near future.
Arsenal fans surrounded Arteta’s car on Sunday evening, demanding he leaves the club, after his side succumbed to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea.
But, according to The Mirror, Emirates chiefs will continue to back Arteta, despite his side opening their Premier League campaign with back-to-back defeats and failing to find the back of the net in either game.
Arsenal looked lacklustre as they went down to Brentford on the opening day of the campaign and looked off the paced once again against Thomas Tuchel’s side at the weekend.
Arteta is clearly struggling to address his side’s lack of creativity and another shut out could be on the cards when Arsenal travel to champions Manchester City on Saturday.
Arsenal’s 55 league goals last season was their lowest tally since before Arsene Wenger’s days in north London.
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And the club now face a season without European football as they failed to qualify for any of the competitions for the first time in 26 years after finishing eighth last time out.
Arteta has at least tried to solve his issues in front of goal by signing Martin Odegaard last week, but the midfielder was unavailable for Sunday’s defeat following a hold-up with his visa.
The manager is still being supported in the transfer market and the club have shelled out around £130million this summer to bring five new faces to the Emirates.
But the big-money spending has only increased the pressure on Arteta.
“It’s hard watching Arsenal at the moment – it’s really hard,” former defender Sol Campbell told talkSPORT’s breakfast show on Monday.
“It’s just the effort and the quality. Yes we’ve spent a lot of money – the most in England at the moment – but it’s the quality, the consistency, the experience.
“We’re always looking for the potential, it’s always good to have potential – but sometimes you want that instant guaranteed success.
“This is a very, very young side – you have to remember that.
“There is a lack of experience – but it’s the basics.
“Some of the players need to do the basics. You can lose – but the way we conceded some goals was too easy.
“Allow Chelsea to score really good goals, not those simple goals – it’s too easy.”
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