Mikel Arteta accepts Arsenal are merely not adequate proper now, however insists he’s not fearing the sack.
The Gunners had been crushed 2-1 on the Emirates by Wolves on Sunday – their third successive residence defeat within the Premier League.
The newest setback leaves Arsenal sitting 14th within the desk and with their lowest factors tally after ten video games of a season in Premier League historical past.
Unai Emery was sacked a yr to the day on Sunday when the membership had been eighth, however Arteta doesn’t fear about struggling the identical destiny.
“It’s one thing that the day I made a decision to be a coach I do know that someday I might be sacked or go away the soccer membership,” he mentioned.
“I don’t know if it’s the day after I signal my contract, in a month’s time, a yr’s time or six months’ time. I by no means fear about it.
“My solely concern is to get one of the best out of the gamers, give the very best service to the membership and develop into higher and higher.
“I do know, I repeat, on this occupation, someday I’ll get the sack or go away however I don’t know when that’s going to occur.”
When requested if he was involved by his workforce’s latest poor run, Arteta admitted: “It’s if you lose three video games in a row for various causes at residence. I’m actually involved, I’m liable for that.
“Now we have to enhance, it’s clear it isn’t close to adequate for this soccer membership, and we have now to vary this dramatically.”
In the meantime, Arteta revealed that Thomas Partey might be out for a ‘few extra video games’ having suffered a ‘important damage’ within the latest defeat in opposition to Aston Villa.
“He had an damage very early within the sport, he wished to proceed the second half,” Arteta instructed reporters.
“We knew it was a big damage. He’s achieved very properly and he’s working very exhausting, he needs to be accessible.
“Hopefully we are able to get him again quickly but it surely’s an space we must be cautious and we must be protecting with the participant.
“I don’t assume he might be with us within the subsequent few video games.”
The newest growth means Partey will miss an important north London derby in opposition to Tottenham subsequent weekend, along with matches with Burnley, Southampton and Everton subsequent month.