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Arsenal go three games without a win in the Premier League

Times are worrying for Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side, who ended 2023 with three games without a win in the Premier League for the first time this season. 


Arsenal had a flying start to the season, not losing until the 4th November when they lost 1-0 to Newcastle. The Gunners then went onto lose 1-0 just over a month later away to Aston Villa. 


However, it went south for the North London side, two days before Christmas, as they drew 1-1 with Liverpool, then lost 2-0 to West Ham and have now lost 2-1 to Fulham on New Years Eve, only picking up one point out of a possible nine. This dropped The Gunners down to 4th place in the Premier League.


Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, had a few words of anger to say after the 2-1 loss to Fulham, “We weren't good enough, we simply weren't good enough in ball possession – we gave so many balls away, we didn't have enough rhythm, enough purpose, enough threat, and defensively we were second best.”



Arteta went onto spark his disappointment in his side, stating how they keep conceding sloppy goals, “We couldn’t control them directly, it was so easy for them to win that first or second ball and have the opportunity to run; we conceded two exact goals like we did against West Ham, and if you do that in this league, it becomes really difficult to win.”


The graph below shows the current Premier League table:

Team

Points

Goal Difference

  1. Liverpool

45

+25

2. Aston Villa

42

+16

3. Manchester City

40

+24

4. Arsenal

40

+17

5. Spurs

39

+13

6. West Ham

34

+3

As shown in the table above, Arsenal currently sit five points behind League leaders, Liverpool. However, with Arsenal and Liverpool having to play each other in the upcoming weeks, this provided The Gunners with an excellent opportunity to close the gap between to two sides.



Arsenal now look ahead to the New Year where they have a tough runs of games. Their next four Premier League games are: Crystal Palace (H), Nottingham Forrest (A), Liverpool (H), West Ham (A).


These are going to be a tough few matches for The Gunners, and in order to remain in the title race, they are going to have to start picking up more points if they want to be title contenders.


Premier League and Arsenal fans are excited to see if Mikel Arteta can turn his losing streak around, and how he can get his side back on top.



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