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Arsenal board’s stance over calls to sack Mikel Arteta before crunch Tottenham derby

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is aware that he is under pressure at the Emirates.

The Gunners have only won four of their opening 10 Premier League fixtures so far this season, leaving them in 14th place having tasted defeat five times already.

Their Spanish boss knows that he is in desperate need of a good performance from his players when they take on Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday – having discussed his future last week.

Jose Mourinho’s men sit on top of the table after 10 matches, and a win for them would create a gap of 11 points as they approach a hectic December schedule.

Pressure is building on Mikel Arteta at Arsenal
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Arteta said of his future earlier this month: “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.

“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.”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored two goals in nine league appearances this season
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“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.”

However, The Athletic report that Arteta is in no immediate danger of being sacked.

They add that the Gunners board is intending to back the former club captain throughout the current season, as they try to avoid appointing a third manager since Arsene Wenger’s exit.

Eric Dier is also a huge fan of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
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