Mikel Arteta insists he is unfazed by the growing unrest around Arsenal after defeat by Villarreal and protests against Stan Kroenke… as the Gunners boss admits he is prioritising the Europa League over Newcastle clash
- Arsenal fans are growing frustrated about matters both on and off the pitch
- Supporters continue to vent their anger at Gunners owner Stan Kroenke
- Arteta has come under fire after a tactical gamble in Villarreal failed to come off
- Arsenal lost 2-1 to Villarreal to leave their European hopes in the balance
Mikel Arteta insists he is unfazed about growing supporter unrest about issues on and off the pitch.
As well unpopular owner Stan Kroenke, Arteta has also come under fire, most recently after Arsenal’s 2-1 semi-final first-leg defeat against Villarreal in the Europa League.
Asked if he is aware of the negativity following Thursday’s loss and on social media towards him along with Kroenke, Arteta said: ‘I get some stuff all the time from the club about what is said and everybody is free to express their feelings and what they think.
Mikel Arteta insists he is not concerned about the mood around Arsenal on and off the pitch
The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Villarreal to leave their Europa League hopes in the balance
‘The only thing I can control is what I do and that is to do my best in every decision that I make and do the best for the team and for the club.’
Arsenal have dropped five points in their last two league games ahead of Sunday’s trip to Newcastle.
Arteta said: ‘The Premier League is the competition where it is not in our hands to achieve what we wanted to do.
‘The semi-final on Thursday is the crucial moment of the season.’
Arsenal fans recently vented their anger at owner Stan Kroenke amid the Super League saga
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