Following Arsenal’s home defeat to Chelsea has made many of their fans react and call for the sack of Mikel Arteta as the head coach of the club. Mikel Arteta has come out to speak on what he thinks. He said Arsenal are in a “difficult and unprecedented situation.”
Arsenal lost their first game of the 2021/22 English Premier League season to newly promoted Brentford 2-0, and now they lost at home to Chelsea 2-0 again. It is the first time in Arsenal’s history to play two opening games without scoring a goal.
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal Loss to Chelsea
Mikel Arteta made it known that Covid and injuries hit the club in the opening two weeks. He said: “I don’t think the club in their history has faced something like this.” The manager also said: “We have to face the challenge.
The league or table is not decided in August. The worst thing you can do is throw in the towel. We certainly are not going to do that.” Arsenal is currently in the relegation zone at the end of a day, excluding the opening day of a season for the first time since August 1992.
Arteta also said: “You have to understand the situation we have. We are missing nine players, and it is difficult isn’t easy just nine players – they are some big, big players.” Arsenal was booed off at full-time in front of their biggest crowd in 533 days, but Arteta had no problem with that.
He had no problem with that because he felt the crowd were right behind the team from the beginning, and when the tea was losing, it was only expected for the fans not to be happy. He said they had given all the support they could. When we don’t win, they have to show that, and that is natural.”