After Arsenal’s wretched start to this season, Pires claims that Mikel Arteta is “in an ejection seat”.
, who have lost eight games from their opening 14 games and they in the 14
table of thePremier League
, will faceChelsea
, who was a member of
’s great ‘Invincibles’ squad, says it is hard for him to believe Arsenal have fallen.
"I find it difficult to explain this situation,"
Pires said, speaking to Ouest France.
"When you're in a negative spiral, it's very complicated to get out of it."
He believes that theMikel Arteta
does not put much effort into doing his job and he said the Chelsea game was set up to be
"important for the future of the club".
"I know him well. I know what he does, the training he sets up, what he would like his team to develop," Pires said.
"But on the pitch, it does not work. I don't like coaches being sacked but unfortunately, that's what happens when there are bad results. He's in an ejection seat."
Pires has never experienced these recent struggles during his time at the club. Gunners had not won in their last seven Premier League games going into Saturday’s clash with Chelsea.
They have never won in their eight games which is their worst Premier League record.
"Today, Arsenal are playing to survive,"
"It's hard to say, I never thought I would one day. We are talking about Arsenal after all."