Arsenal slumped further after the defeat they swallowed in the match against Everton. In fact, the Gunners were only able to collect 14 points from 14 matches.
Meanwhile, the match against Everton takes place on Sunday (20/12) at Goodison Park. When the match entered the 22nd minute, Bernd Leno’s goal had conceded a goal from Rob Holding’s own action.
Then in the 35th minute, Arsenal managed to reply through Nicolas Pepe’s penalty. But the first half was not over yet, the host Everton returned to their feet thanks to Yerry Mina’s goal. The 2-1 score then did not change throughout the second half until the game was over.
This defeat made the North London Club winless in the last seven matches in the Premier League. Ironically, during that period they also only scored three goals.
This bad record made Arsenal slumped to 15th place in the standings with only 14 points from 14 matches. Obviously, that makes them closer to the Relegation Zone, rather than the Champions League Zone.
But interestingly, coach Mikel Arteta still looks relaxed and calm with this situation. He argued that Arsenal’s performance was not bad, especially since this was just the start of the season and his team was also performing well in other competitions.
“Yes, this season our situation in the Premier League is in the spotlight. We have performed very well in Europe, very well in cup competitions but we are struggling to get results in the Premier League,”
“Again, when we analyze every game, the reason we lost when compared to the other teams that won, the difference is so thin. However, we clearly need to trim that gap as quickly as possible before things become impossible to control,” Arteta said at Arsenal.com.
Indeed, Arsenal actually won a series of good results in other competitions, but still the public’s assessment of the club or team is based on the results they have achieved in the last few matches.
Arteta is aware of this and sympathizes with his players.
“I am also disappointed for them, because they need neat results,” he concluded.