Mikel Arteta: ‘I know I will be sacked by Arsenal’


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta accepts the club are simply not good enough right now, but says he is not fearing the sack.

Arsenal have had their worst start to the campaign in 39 years as they curtently sit in 14th place in the Premier League with just 13 points.

“It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I know that one day I will be sacked or leave the football club,” said Arteta.

“I don’t know if it’s the day after I sign my contract, in a month’s time, a year’s time or six months’ time. I never worry about it.

“My only concern is to get the best out of the players, give the best possible service to the club and become better and better. “I know, I repeat, in this profession, one day I will get the sack or leave but I don’t know when that is going to happen.”

The 2-1 defeat to Wolves was overshadowed by a clash of heads between David Luiz and Raul Jimenez. And the Wolves forward was stretchered off and rushed to hospital but Luiz played on, bandaged up and bleeding.

But, he was eventually replaced at half-time by Rob Holding. Arteta said: “David is OK. He has nasty cut. He was conscious. They did a test for him, he was completely fine, but he was uncomfortable playing with that.

“But obviously, really worried for Jimenez, because it looked really nasty. We would like to send him our best wishes, our love to him and his family as well. Hopefully it is not as bad as it looks.”

Asked how the medical department handled Luiz situation, Arteta said: “First of all the doctor all the time has to check – there is a protocol – that he hasn’t lost any consciousness, which he didn’t.

“They have some tests they have to do before they put him back on the pitch, and then David was just concerned about the cut, nothing else. They will continue to do some checks in the next few hours but he was fine.”


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