Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted to his side being in relegation tussle as they get set for Chelsea tie later today
Arsenal are currently placed 15th on the log having won four, drew two and lost eight thus far, with mounting calls for the gaffer’s sack.
Speaking on the current shape of the team ahead of today’s Derby, Arteta said; “The next seven or eight days are going to be crucial to where we’re heading to in the Premier League.”
“We have a crucial week, we have to stand up and we have to pick up points.”
And when asked if he and his players now accept they are in a relegation dogfight, the Spaniard replied: “Yes, absolutely.”Embed from Getty Images
“It’s a difficult task ahead for us. We have to keep fighting to climb up the table”
“It gets even more difficult with injuries, we still have to do all we can for better results”
“Hopefully we can start from Chelsea game, we want to win. That’s all we’ve been trying to do all season” The Gunners boss concluded.
The Emirates Stadium is where the latest edition of the London arch-rivalry between Arsenal and Chelsea will take place later today as the North Londoners hope to arrest a streak of winless run.
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