Arteta still at risk of Arsenal sack amid Telegraph update - Campbell
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is not out of the woods yet and must follow up Saturday’s win against Norwich City with three points at Turf Moor.
That is the view of Gunners idol Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the “really high pressure” on Arteta, 39, heading into last weekend.
The Gunners picked up their first points of the season last weekend after Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scoring in a 1-0 home win over Norwich.
According to the Telegraph (23rd August), the Emirates board are giving Arteta until October’s international break to save his job.
It comes after a torrid start to the season in which Arsenal lost their opening three Premier League fixtures without scoring.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if the pressure had been relieved following the win over Norwich, Campbell said:
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“The pressure was really high, let’s be honest. We had no points after three games, come on.
“I never like to say must-win game but it was. Norwich at home is always a fixture Arsenal should be winning.
“When you looked at it you thought, ‘If Arsenal cannot be Norwich at home…’ They hadn’t scored in the first three games.
“A lot of things needed to click into place. We’ve got the win against Norwich but now we have got Burnley.
“I think the next one is also a really important game, especially before the north London derby.
“You know what you are going to get at Burnley. You are going to get a battle. They need to step up and that is what I want. I want Arsenal to be able to match Burnley. They are going to test our resolve.”