Arsenal crisis: Alan Shearer says Gunners can be relegated after defeat to Everton

Arsenal crisis: Alan Shearer says Gunners can be relegated after defeat to Everton

- Alan Shearer has suggested Arsenal could be engaged in a relegation battle in the coming weeks

- The Gunners have suffered eight defeats in 14 league matches so far after their 2-1 loss at Everton

- The woeful form now has them occupying 15th place, with just four points off relegation

Alan Shearer has claimed Arsenal could get relegated following their defeat in the hands of Everton on Saturday, December 19.

Premier League legend reveals what could happen to Arsenal after Everton defeat
Alan Shearer says Arsenal could engage in relegaton battle. Photo: Stuart MacFarlane.
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Yerry Mina's header late in the first half condemned the Gunners to a 2-1 defeat, with Nicolas Pepe scoring his side's consolation.

The result now has the north Londoners languishing in 15th on the Premier League standings, just four points off the drop zone.

According to statistics, the Emirates dwellers have now picked just five points from a possible 30, leaving Mikel Arteta under immense pleasure.

Speaking after the tie, Arteta admitted he understands his position as Arsenal boss could become untenable unless results improve drastically in the coming months.

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"I understand that. My energy and my focus is only on getting the team out of that situation, maintaining the spirit of the team," he said when asked if he felt his job was at stake."

Shearer has now suggested Arsenal could find it difficult to defend their Premier League status this season, citing the players' attitude.

"I wouldn’t be so sure, not with that starting team," the ex-Newcastle star said after Match of the Day host Gary Lineker said Arteta's men would find a way around their predicament and remain in the top-flight.

"Not with the attitude of some of their players, no," Shearer added as cited by Metro UK.

Arsenal are due to take on rivals Chelsea in their next league match scheduled for Saturday, December 26.

The match will prove vital for Arteta as he looks to turn around his side's fortunes.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that for being on the frontline in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus, Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has donated huge number of pizzas enough for 13 hospitals to feed 420 nurses.

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The 27-year-old expressed gratitude to those working to contain the pandemic saying he wanted to appreciate all they are doing.

With just days before Christmas, the player paid for the number of pizzas and distributed it across 13 hospitals in Germany.

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