Instead of fighting for the Champions League, as the Gunners have been playing lately, the placement in the Europa League will be difficult to achieve. After a new defeat in the city derby against Tottenham (0: 2), Mikel Arteta is under fire from the England media.
Last year, the young expert shook the team, won the FA Cup, at the beginning of the season and the English Super Cup, but only one point in the previous four rounds set off an alarm in the Emirates. "I have to support the players, I continue to fight, there is no other way," Arteta said after the defeat by Mourinho's company on Sunday in the London derby.
Despite the defeat, the Spaniard sees a light at the end of the tunnel. "I saw my team full of desire, passion, we dominated the game, we created chances, but in the end, when we look at the end result, we understand why Tottenham is the first."
Arsenal has scored just 10 goals in the Premier League this season, as many as Son himself, the Tottenham striker. He found the Gunners' net and then assisted Harry Kane for the final 2-0 at the end of the first half.
The finger is pointed at Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who is in bad shape, not even like last season. There are only three teams, and currently, the ones that have scored fewer goals than the Gunners in the last three places (Sheffield United, WBA, and Burnley).
When asked how he would turn Arsenal’s nightmarish season, he was brief. "When we start scoring goals. It's simple ... We need a lot of chances to score." At the end of the first half, an interesting detail that may have been decided by the London derby.
Thomas Partey, this year's signing from Atletico Madrid, complained of an injury, went to the outline, asking for a change. This annoyed Arteta who pushed him back to the field. After that, the home team's counter-attack flashed, from which Kane scored the second goal.
"He was injured. I don't know the degree of the injury. It was a four-on-three situation. I don't know how it happened, whether he felt bad at the time. I'll look at the footage and talk to him." The midfielder from Ghana arrived at the club on the last day of the last transfer window for 50,000,000, but he drowned in the gray of the club from the Emirates.
He was questioned for the duel with Tottenham. Partey started the match but didn't last the whole half. He was replaced by the Spaniard Ceballos