Darren Bent says it’s ‘felony’ Arsenal are heading into Christmas 15th within the Premier League, insisting Mikel Arteta ‘HAS TO GO’ if their place within the desk doesn’t enhance quickly.
The Gunners have suffered a nightmare first half of the marketing campaign, profitable simply 4 of their opening 14 league video games.
And the boss is feeling the warmth together with his aspect going into the festive season within the backside six.
Arteta’s aspect will take a break from league motion on Tuesday night, little doubt hoping for some uncommon positivity as they face Manchester City for a spot within the Carabao Cup semi-finals – with full commentary LIVE on talKSPORT.
Arsenal fan Bent insists it’s a recreation they’ll win, however admits even lifting the cup this season wouldn’t save Arteta’s job.
And, having already admitted the Gunners are going through a relegation battle, he instructed the talkSPORT Breakfast he’s surprised at simply how dangerous his beloved staff has been.
“If they’ll get one thing from the sport will probably be an actual confidence enhance, however within the grand scheme of issues he has to concentrate on the league, as a result of the place they’re in the meanwhile shouldn’t be adequate,” mentioned the ex-Premier League star.
“You don’t anticipate to see Arsenal down there, you take a look at the highest of the desk and Arsenal are nowhere to be seen!
“Beating Man City may possibly kickstart the remainder of their season… however my solely concern is that if they do win – which they’ll do, it’s a one-off recreation – then it simply paves over loads of the cracks.
“If we then lose to Chelsea on Boxing Day, we’re again to sq. one. The league must be the precedence.
“Arsenal can not end down there; the very fact they’re 15th now could be felony! They’ve obtained to get close to that high six, they’ve obtained to.
“If Arteta was to win the Carabao Cup however they end 15th within the Premier League, that’s nowhere close to adequate and he HAS to go.
“They’re in 15th. Arsenal. FIFTEENTH! It’s unacceptable. Brighton completed 15th final season. That is Arsenal Soccer Membership!”
Bent says there’s a ‘mentality difficulty’ on the Emirates and in addition vented his frustration with the Arsenal gamers, branding them ‘below-average’.
And he insisted they may ‘get their supervisor sacked’ in the event that they don’t pull their socks up quickly – with explicit concentrate on captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“I severely suppose there’s a mentality difficulty at Arsenal,” added Bent. “There’s clearly one thing happening, one thing is improper.
“You take a look at the performances of sure gamers – they’ve fully fallen off, they’ve simply gone.
“Aubameyang earlier than he signed this new contract, wow, he was distinctive. I feel each soccer fan needed him to signal a brand new contract so he would keep within the Premier League, however he’s simply fully the other now. AND he’s the captain!
“There are common gamers on this squad who’re underperforming, in order that they’re under common!
“They’re doing Arteta no favours. In the end this bunch of gamers will get him the sack.
“If he places out a staff they usually don’t carry out for him, the board have gotten no selection however to maneuver on to another person.”
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