“Could be pivotal” – Exclusive: Pundit hints one thing may lead to Arsenal sacking Mikel Arteta

“Could be pivotal” – Exclusive: Pundit hints one thing may lead to Arsenal sacking Mikel Arteta

Former Premier League star David Norris thinks that Mikel Arteta could lose his job if Arsenal are beaten by Norwich City this weekend.

The Gunners face a must-win clash against the Canaries already, after such a dismal start to the season.

The club have yet to score a Premier League goal and have lost all three of their fixtures, going down 2-0 to both Brentford and Chelsea, and being thumped 5-0 by Manchester City.

The results leave them rock-bottom of the Premier League table, while the Canaries are in a remarkably similar position.

They have also lost their opening three games, although they have scored, meaning they sit 19th, not 20th.

Norwich’s losses have come against Liverpool, City, and Leicester City, and Norris believes that Arteta will feel the pressure if they fail to beat the Canaries this weekend when the Premier League returns after the international break.

Speaking to Football FanCast, Norris said: “He’s under some severe pressure. They come back and play Norwich after the international break. He’s obviously got to be the huge favourite to go and that game could be pivotal.

“There’s just not even anything, where you think, ‘oh, just a few bad mistakes’ or just this. It’s a typical Arsenal team, of recent years, they’ve got nothing about them.

“You would have hoped that he would have changed it with him coming in and having a full pre-season and everything but they just look so far off it. If they don’t beat Norwich, he will be under severe pressure because nothing else is really surprising at the minute.”

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