Mikel Arteta has vowed to fight on as Arsenal manager despite overseeing the worst start to the club’s season for 39 years.
Their 2 – 0 defeat in the North London derby to Tottenham on Sunday means they are languishing in 15h place in the table and they already trail their neighbours and current league leaders by eleven points.
They have scored only ten goals – the same number as Son Heung-min has achieved by himself this season.
Despite that, Arteta still enjoys the support of the club’s owners, who believe that he can still turn things around, although sections of the fan base have begun to turn upon the Spaniard for the negative tactics and defensive style of play he has adopted this season.
However, given that he has not been in charge for a year yet, and that he won the FA Cup back in August, he is being backed to turn things around, although it is now accepted that may take longer than their supporter would like.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.