Arteta admits Arsenal are in big trouble ahead of facing Chelsea

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Arsenal slumped yet again to another defeat as they were sent packing from the Carabao Cup, following a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night.

It was Arsenal’s fourth defeat in six games as the Gunners are also languishing in 15th place in the Premier League, as they face a likely relegation battle.

Speaking after the defeat to Manchester City, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted that his side are in big trouble.

“We have to turn it around, there’s no question about that,” Arteta said. “We are in big trouble. I am focused on the fighters we have. I see a lot of fighters.

“This was a really painful moment again. We conceded a soft goal really early and to get through that is difficult but we reacted and scored. After that we were the better team but then we conceded another soft goal.

“When you give away the goals that we gave against an opponent like this, it makes the game impossible. Then, we have an open situation when we can play Lacazette through and they score on the counter and from an offside position. After that, the game is over.”

Arsenal play host to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day.

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