BERND LENO admits that Arsenal have hit all-time low after struggling their eighth Premier League defeat of the season.
Solely backside of the desk Sheffield United have misplaced extra instances and now the shell-shocked Gunners face Manchester Metropolis within the EFL Cup on Tuesday and Chelsea within the League on Boxing Day.
Bernd Leno has claimed that his Arsenal facet are shot of confidence after Everton lossCredit score: Getty Photographs
German worldwide keeper Leno stated: “Loads of issues are going mistaken for us, the scenario is getting heavier and our confidence is just not on the high degree.
“It hurts very a lot however this crew remains to be alive and it’s not the time to really feel sorry for ourselves.”
Beneath-pressure supervisor Mikel Arteta celebrates his first 12 months within the job immediately along with his crew going through the unthinkable prospect of a relegation battle.
He stated after final evening’s 2-1 defeat at Everton: “We had 13 pictures however solely two had been on course and our ratio is de facto low.
“We have to be extra constant to win matches and now we’re in a giant struggle and we’ve got to begin getting factors immediately.
“We have to generate extra as a result of as soon as once more we dominated the sport however misplaced in two key moments to an own-goal and a set-piece.
“We made it tough for ourselves with the best way we conceded the primary purpose after which to concede once more from a nook is de facto irritating.
“Everton are one on the most important groups within the League and so they ship the ball into the best space and make it a 50-50 in that harmful zone.
Mikel Arteta’s facet are in a stunning run of type within the Premier LeagueCredit score: Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group
“We’ve been defending the corners rather well however within the final week we’ve got conceded two objectives towards Burnley and now Everton.
“And after that it turns into actually tough when you’re going through a crew who’re defending actually low and time-wasting.
“All of the boys are upset however they’re nonetheless collectively and they’re all combating.”
However Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin insisted that his team had been targeting Arsenal’s defence on set-pieces and knew they may reap the benefits of their opponents’ aerial frailties.
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He stated: “We checked out the place their weaknesses are on the close to submit from corners and tried to make it one in every of our strengths. And fortunately we acquired a purpose from it.
“We knew they’d be uncovered in that space from set-pieces and Yerry Mina is a large risk within the air, so if the supply is on the cash and he heads it, chances are high he’s going to attain.”
The Merseysiders are as much as second place within the desk following this victory and supervisor Carlo Ancelotti stated: “It was a high, high efficiency immediately.
“We now have incredible gamers on set-pieces and rating quite a lot of objectives from them. We work on this as a result of we’re very harmful.
“Actually Arsenal performed higher than us within the second-half and we needed to defend and to undergo however the end result at half-time was truthful.
“We now have carried out rather well in our previous few video games and we’ve got proven extra consistency and our place is de facto good.
“However this isn’t the tip of the season and we’ve got to maintain combating.”