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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has ‘three games’ to save job ahead of Man City clash

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could lose his job if he doesn’t turn things around across their next three matches against Manchester City, Chelsea and Brighton.

The Gunners take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night on the back of some poor Premier League form of four defeats across their last five matches.

Arteta has been keen to take the blame for their lack of victories, having admitted earlier in the season that he will at some point be sacked as a manager.

Arsenal hero Perry Groves has now given his thoughts on the ongoing crisis, and he believes that the next three games could spell the end of the Spaniard’s reign.

Mikel Arteta is under huge pressure at Arsenal
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Groves told talkSPORT this week: “If these lacklustre performances continue over the next three games, are Arsenal fans telling me they’d stick with Arteta?

“I think he’s got three games – we play Man City, Chelsea on Boxing Day and then Brighton away.

“I’ve always said a manager should have three transfer windows to get the players in and get the players out, and one full season – that’s when you judge him.

“But if things are that dire, that bad, you can’t go a full season.”

Several Arsenal players have been openly supportive of their manager
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“I hope he turns it around, but if he doesn’t get better performances… Southampton played us off the park, we didn’t get anywhere near them, and that’s them coming to the Emirates,” he then added.

“Arteta has lost his clear thought process and the players aren’t closing down and they’re not tracking back.

“This is the same group of players that won the FA Cup!”

Arteta said earlier this week that he needs his players to battle on amid their recent struggles, and their biggest test is set to…