Mills: Arsenal board set for Arteta sack decision after key reveal
Danny Mills has suggested Arsenal could only win a couple of their opening 10 Premier League games.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender insisted the Arsenal board will have a “real decision to make” over sacking Mikel Arteta if their poor start to the season continues.
Arsenal are yet to score and have been beaten by Brentford and Chelsea in their opening two games.
The Telegraph reported on 23 August he has five league games to save his job.
That starts with Sunday’s trip to Man City before games against Norwich City, Burnley, Spurs and Brighton & Hove Albion.
They earned their first win of the season in the Carabao Cup against West Brom in the week.
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“It’s very difficult,” Mills told Football Insider’s Connor Whitley.
“There’s still a lot of pressure. You go to Man City, if you don’t get a performance or a result, they’ll say ‘You can only do it against a West Brom Under-17s side, why can’t you put in that sort of performance against a decent side?’
“It’s a no-win situation for Arsenal. They had to win that game [against West Brom], they needed a performance but they’ve got to back it up against Manchester City and it’s going to be very difficult to do that.
“The pressure is on even more then. Burnley are not an easy team to play against, we’ve already seen Jurgen Klopp moan about that, I’m not sure why.
“You think Norwich are going to get some sort of result at some point. Then all of a sudden it’s five games without a win. That’s the one they need to be targeting.
“You don’t want to be three points from five games. That’s a really poor situation to be in.
“All of a sudden, you’re 10 games in and you’ve only won a couple of games. That’s real pressure and the board have a real decision to make.”