A furious Mikel Arteta gave his Arsenal players a 10-minute dressing down following their 2-1 defeat by Wolves, according to reports.
Arsenal slumped to their third consecutive home loss on Sunday, with Daniel Podence turning in the winner for Wolves after Gabriel Magalhaes had cancelled out Pedro Neto’s opener.
The Gunners now find themselves eight points adrift of Premier League leaders and bitter rivals Tottenham, having endured their worst start to a campaign in almost 30 years.
One year on from Unai Emery’s dismissal at the Emirates, Arteta is under serious pressure to keep his own job and faces a make-or-break trip to Spurs next weekend.
Arsenal slumped to their third consecutive defeat at The Emirates against Wolves on Sunday
According to Football London, the Spaniard went straight down the tunnel when the final whistle sounded on Sunday’s defeat by Wolves and waited for his players inside the Emirates dressing room.
He is usually quick to reemerge for post-match TV interviews, but on this occasion Arteta is said to have spent over 10 minutes speaking with his players.
Mikel Arteta reportedly subjected his players to a 10-minute dressing-room grilling after the match
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It is unclear what was said, but there is no doubt he would have made his frustrations known after another lethargic display in north London.
Another defeat against Spurs next Sunday will only pile even more pressure on Arteta, yet the Arsenal manager insists he is not worried about losing his job.
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“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,” he said.
“In this profession, I…