Arteta not concerned for his job despite Arsenal’s dismal start to the season

Mikel Arteta insists he has no concerns over his position as Arsenal manager despite the club’s worst ever start to a Premier League season.

Arsenal’s poor form continued with a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Wolves at the Emirates, a result which leaves the north London side with just 13 points from their opening 10 fixtures, cementing their worst start to a Premier League campaign and worst to any season for almost four decades.

It was a third consecutive home loss for the Gunners as goals from Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence secured all three points for the visitors, in a game which was overshadowed by a nasty head injury to Wolves forward Raul Jimenez.

Arsenal have now lost five of their opening 10 fixtures and sit 14th in the Premier League, the early promise shown following Arteta’s appointment last year having evaporated following their struggles this season.

Despite their woes, however, the Spaniard admits he is not worried about his position with the club and insists he remains determined to turn around the club’s fortunes in the coming weeks.

“It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I knew that one day I would be sacked or leave the football club but I don’t know when that is going to happen,” Arteta said at his post match press conference.

“In this profession, I know it will happen but I never worry about it.

“My only concern is to get the best out of the players and give the best possible service to the club.”

Arsenal next host Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday night before a huge north London derby clash against league leaders Tottenham this weekend.

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