Mikel Arteta: Agbonlahor predicts Arsenal could sack Spaniard if he loses to Chelsea

Mikel Arteta: Agbonlahor predicts Arsenal could sack Spaniard if he loses to Chelsea

- Mikel Arteta's job at Arsenal is currently threatened

- The Spaniard has taken the Gunners to their lowest start to the season in over four decades

- Agbonlahor believes Arteta might get sacked if he gets an unfavourable result against Chelsea

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Premier League legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor, predicts Mikel Arteta might be sacked if Arsenal lose to Chelsea in their Boxing Day fixture.

The Gunners are yet to win any of their last seven Premier League encounters as they currently hover above the relegation zone with 14 points from 14 matches.

Though his record on the continent is impeccable after winning all six Europa League group games and finished as Group B leaders with 18 points after six matches.

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However, his present form in the league has become a source of concern to many who feel the Spaniard might be shown the exit doors if the poor run of results continues.

Mikel Arteta: Agbonlahor predicts Arsenal could sack Spaniard if he loses to Chelsea
Mikel Arteta returns to training ahead of Arsenal's EFL Cup quarterfinal clash against Manchester City. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC.
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The former Aston Villa striker was quoted by SunSport while speaking with talkSPORT:

"I just don't know where Arsenal go from here because Chelsea must be odds-on to beat Arsenal in their next game and then Arsenal will be a couple of points above the relegation zone.
"When does it start to become embarrassing to keep Arteta? It might come to the stage where they might have to get rid of him.
"If these players don't start showing a bit of fight then you have to sack a manager, that's how managers get the chop.
"It's one thing if you get your tactics wrong but if you can't get the players working and running for you then your time's done."

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The 34-year-old former England international admitted that Arteta had a good playing career but could never be compared to Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane in football management.

"Arteta had a decent career but he wasn't like a Zinedine Zidane and he's new to management. You've got some big characters in that dressing room - Ozil, Aubameyang, David Luiz.
"I can imagine David Luiz has a lot to say in that changing room - the stuff he's won in the game, the career he's had.
"I do think he's lost the changing room. I can tell by Nicolas Pepe's body language when he came off that he's not having the manager.
"Alexandre Lacazette when he's coming on for 15 minutes, you can tell he's not having the manager."

He also claimed that Arsenal's squad would be prepared to throw Arteta 'under the bus'.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Mikel Arteta has admitted his Arsenal job could be at stake should his side fail to post good results in the coming weeks.

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