Bernd Leno blasts Arsenal teammates for their poor start to 2020-21 season

Bernd Leno blasts Arsenal teammates for their poor start to 2020-21 season

- Bernd Leno blames Arsenal teammates for their woes so far this season

- The German goalkeeper absolves the Gunners boss for their poor results so far

- The North Londoners face-off with Everton at Goodison Park this weekend

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Bernd Leno has expressed disappointment towards his Arsenal teammates following their 1-1 draw against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium earlier this week.

A goal each from Theo Walcott and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured the two teams shared the spoils at the end of the match.

The draw meant Mikel Arteta's men avoided a fourth straight defeat in the Premier League as they occupy 15th position with 14 points after 13 games so far.

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And this has been considered Arsenal's poorest start to the season in about five decades as they sit just two spots above the relegation zone.

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Bernd Leno blasts Arsenal teammates for their poor start to 2020-21 season
Bernd Leno faced former Arsenal star Theo Walcott in their midweek Premier League clash against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium. Photo by Peter Cziborra - Pool.
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However, the German goalkeeper has insisted that Arteta is not to blame for their woes in the league as reported by Daily Mail. Leno told Sky Sports:

"The coach is the least to blame for the fact that we are in this situation. If you look at the way we were running around on the pitch at times, then the players are the only ones to blame.
"The attitude is bad, the discipline is lacking and we have no self-confidence. There are many factors at play here.
"We have addressed this very clearly internally and everyone agrees that we have to change this very quickly."

Arsenal have finished their last two games with 1 man less after Granit Xhaka and Gabriel were sent off against Burnley and Southampton and this shows the level of indiscipline in their camp at the moment. Leno added:

"We're getting red cards, making mistakes, standing out of position. These are things that we have clearly addressed a thousand times. In the end, it's a lack of focus on the part of the players.

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Arsenal woes might likely continue as they travel to Goodison Park this weekend for a meeting with Everton.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mikel Arteta is furious with Granit Xhaka over the player’s red card during their 1-0 loss to Burnley on Sunday, December 13, saying it is worse than that of Nicolas Pepe.

Xhaka was sent off in the encounter after he appeared to grab Ashley Westwood by the throat and the Arsenal manager has expressed disappointment.

At the end of the game, the under-pressure manager was asked if the red card was 'unacceptable' like Pepe's vs Leeds earlier this month.

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