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Mikel Arteta speaks on Arsenal future after third consecutive Premier League defeat

Last updated 1 month ago | By Mirror

Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 29, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks dejected after the match. [Reuters, Julian Finney]

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made a statement on his future as pressure continues to build on the Spaniard.

The Gunners suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat in a row on Sunday as they were beaten 2-1 by Wolves at home.

They now sit down in 14th place with 13 points from their opening 10 games, and well off the pace for a European qualification spot.

But Arteta has played down any talk that he is worried about his job, insisting his aim has only ever been to get his players performing to the best of their ability.

“It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I know that one day I will be sacked or leave the football club,” said the Spaniard.

“I don’t know if it’s the day after I sign my contact, in a month’s time, a year’s time or six months’ time. I never worry about it.

“My only concern is to get the best out of the players, give the best possible service to the club and become better and better.

“I know, I repeat, in this profession, one day I will get the sack or leave but I don’t know when that is going to happen.”

Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - November 29, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the match. [Reuters, Julian Finney]

When asked if he was concerned by his team’s recent poor run, Arteta admitted: “It is when you lose three games in a row for different reasons at home. I am really concerned, I am responsible for that.”

Reflecting on the loss to Wolves, Arteta said: “A really bad result. The performance, in the first half we had our moments, they had two shots on target and they scored twice.

“We had a great reaction in the second half, we went all for it. I think the team showed a desire, how much they wanted to win the game.

“We created opportunities, we created chances and the goal didn’t arrive. Obviously disappointed b “It is (a concern) when you lose three games in a row for different reasons at home.

“Obviously I’m really concerned, I’m responsible for that, but I must the reaction that the team had, the way we played the second half.

“I expect from them more quality and more ability but in the end, the desire and the willingness to go and get a result was there.”

 

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