Mikel Arteta: Arsenal legend Groves predicts Spaniard's sack if he loses to Chelsea, Brighton

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal legend Groves predicts Spaniard's sack if he loses to Chelsea, Brighton

- Mikel Arteta is walking on a tight rope at Arsenal

- The Gunners under the Spaniard's watch are 15th on the Premier League table

- Gunners icon Groves believes Arteta could be relieved of his duties if he fails to get good results in his next two games

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Mikel Arteta must get positive results in Arsenal's next two games against Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion if he wants to retain his job according to Gunners legend Perry Groves.

The Spaniard has been heavily criticised following his side's poor run of results in the league as they currently occupy the 15th position on the log.

Their recent defeat to Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarterfinal encounter has further compounded the manager's woes.

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With just four points above the relegation zone, the North Londoners welcome their rivals to the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day and while they travel to the AMEX Stadium three days later.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal legend Groves predicts Spaniard's sack if he loses to Chelsea, Brighton
Mikel Arteta feeling disappointed after Manchester City dumped his Arsenal out of the EFL Cup competition. Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images.
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And only victories are expected of the former Man City assistant boss after his both remaining games of 2020.

SunSport reports that Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp lashed out at the players, labelling them 'a bunch of kidders'.

The publication further revealed that Arteta's men are without a win in the league since November 1.

Arteta was hired about 12 months ago as a replacement for Unai Emery who also failed to get the best out of his players. Speaking on Monday night, Groves said:

"If these lacklustre performances continue over the next three games, are Arsenal fans telling me they’d stick with Arteta?
“I think he’s got three games – we play Man City, Chelsea on Boxing Day and then Brighton away.

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“I’ve always said a manager should have three transfer windows to get the players in and get the players out, and one full season – that’s when you judge him. “But if things are that dire, that bad, you can’t go a full season.

Arteta won the FA Cup title for the Gunners months after joining them but he seems to have lost his magic want in the domestic league at the moment and he needs it to save his job.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has advised Arsenal that sacking Mikel Arteta will be a huge mistake following his poor strings of results.

The Gunners were dumped out of the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup following City's 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.

But Guardiola believes his former assistant is still the man for the job despite Arsenal's dreadful form in their last 11 matches.

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