Mikel Arteta opens up about relegation fears, Aubameyang injury, Martinelli and statistics

Mikel Arteta Arsenal Manager

Arsenal have made a very poor start to the Premier League this season and Mikel Arteta has claimed that his side will have to start picking up points soon.

When asked about the fear of relegation, Arteta claimed that the team will have to be careful because of the position they are in right now.

However, he claimed that he has the full support of the club hierarchy and Arsenal were in a very similar position when he came in as the manager last year.

Meanwhile, the Arsenal manager reflected on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s injury and revealed that the striker is feeling much better and he will have another scan in the next few days to determine the true extent of the damage.

He is expected to miss the Carabao Cup Quarter final against Manchester City on Tuesday with a calf injury

Arteta also heaped praise young forward Gabriel Martinelli and urged the fans to be patient with him.

He revealed that the young striker has got something special and he brings a special energy every time he steps on the field but he needs to be given the time to develop like every other young player.

Finally, the Arsenal manager has attracted criticism for his bizarre statistics during his press conference earlier today.

Arteta tried to dress up Arsenal’s failure this season with a series of bizarre statistics where he claimed that his side managed to beat Everton despite having a 25% chance of winning last year but even though they had a 67% chance of winning at the weekend they ended up losing.

He went on to add that his side had a 3% chance of losing against Burnley and a 7% chance of losing against Tottenham and they ended up losing.

The Arsenal manager believes that his side have been extremely unlucky.