Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits relegation fears ahead of facing Chelsea

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Arsenal are yet to get a win in their last 7 Premier League games, with the Gunners losing their last game 2-1 to Everton.

Mikel Arteta’s side are currently 15th in the league and are facing a relegation battle if things don’t change quickly.

Arsenal will play Chelsea this weekend in the Premier League, and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, has now admitted that his side are in a relegation battle and that they need to start winning games.

Arteta said: “Ken Friar has been here longer than anybody, 70 years. And he said: ‘Mikel. Believe me. It’s the most challenging and difficult year in Arsenal history.’

“I can take a lot of positives from things that we have changed, from two trophies won.

“The results now in the Premier League are taking a lot of the gloss off the things that we have done, for sure, and we have to accept that.

“But we cannot deny there is a negativity around the team. When you are in this position and we have the points that we have at the moment, you have to look and be careful.

“Last year when I came in, we were in a very similar position and the same talk was around the place. It’s normal.

“We have to start picking up points and forget about it and start to look much further up the table.

“I think it is confidence-related. Sometimes those are moments you have to go through and it is difficult to explain.

“But what has been sustaining the team in the last two seasons as well is that our conversion rate and expected goals was much higher than it was supposed to be.

“Now it is much lower. So that is a big gap and a lot of points in the end. We need to completely change that straight away and find ways to score goals.”

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