The 3-1 victory over Chelsea helped Arteta relieve some of the pressure after a series of 7 consecutive games without winning the Premier League. The next match against Brighton and West Brom is equally important because if he does not win, Arteta will have to receive the watch from the fans.
Arteta has just led Arsenal for a year and is still in the process of rebuilding the team. Emery’s longtime assistant Juan Carlos Carcedo thinks Arsenal should trust Arteta and create stability to find the old glory again.
“Things are not easy. After years of coach Wenger, Arsenal is going through a difficult period. It is true that there have been many changes in different aspects of the team but the leadership needs to stay calm and give confidence to the people working there, now Arteta and Edu (technical director). .
I know things don’t go easy sometimes when the results go wrong. But constant change is also not good and you need to have the patience to wait for the results and for the people working there to get the results they are fighting for.”
Emery’s reign saw Arsenal win 25 out of 51 Premier League matches, losing 13. But Arteta’s performance is also not very satisfactory. The Spaniard has had 14 wins and 13 defeats in his first 35 games at the PL, starting with the Bournemouth draw at the end of December last year.
Arsenal lost 18 points from the win and only got 9 points from the loss. Under Emery, Arsenal dropped 19 points from winning position and won 18 points when leading.