Sutton destroys Arteta for “utter rubbish” Arsenal comments

Arsenal managed just their first win of the season at the weekend when they beat Norwich 1-0 with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting on the scoresheet at the Emirates

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Arteta praises fans after Arsenal win

Chris Sutton has been left less than pleased with Mikel Arteta’s comments on Arsenal, labelling them “utter rubbish”.

The Gunners claimed ther first Premier League win of the season to take them off the bottom of the table at the weekend.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nudged one in over the line after the ball hit Nicolas Pepe’s back but it was all they needed to get the three points.

After three morale-damaging results where Arsenal had failed to even score, it was a huge sigh of relief for Arteta.

The Spaniard has come under mounting pressure but insisted the period had been his best as a manager.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has come under pressure in recent weeks


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“After three defeats things get complicated,” Arteta said. “I must say it has been the best 10 or 14 days in my professional career.

“Not the easiest, but the best. You learn a lot in difficult moments, who you are with.”

But Sutton was having none of it, condemning the former Manchester City assistant for his bizarre comments.

“Being sort of cynical, that is just utter rubbish,” Sutton said. “How could he have had the best 10 days, come on.

“The best 10 days? Better than winning the FA Cup? I just found those comments, well I didn’t believe him. I don’t think I’m the only one, how could that be possible?”

Arsenal have come under huge pressure after losses to Brentford, Manchester City and Chelsea that left them 20th.

Arsenal had a poor start to the Premier League season

Their rivals are competing in Europe this week whereas the Gunners are back at home prepring for Burnley at the weekend after finishing eighth the year before.

Arteta has come under huge pressure in recent weeks, especially after splashing out over £120m in the summer on the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Martin Odegaard.

Speaking after the Norwich win, the Arsenal boss added: “We are really happy. We knew it was a really tricky game and we got what we wanted, which was to win the match and to get points on the table.

“We had to suffer but I knew to win the game it would be like this. In difficult moments when you see the people and the level of organisation and the fans we have.

“They were ready to suffer today but they just give, give, give to the team. Today and the last week everything gilded together.

“We have to improve a lot of things but today we made seven changes and already it looked different.”

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