Arsenal have the worst of this season under Mikel Arteta and there is growing speculation he could be sacked at the end of the season.
Arsenal sit out of their usual top-four positions at the league table and sit inconveniently in 11th place, which is not good news for a big club like Arsenal.
Their only chance of getting to the Uefa Champions League next season is if they can lift the Uefa Europa League this, which already looks tough for them.
Arsenal failed to win a victory during their first leg match against Villarreal last week as the match ended in a 2-1 position.
Given Unai Emery records when it comes to the Europa League, it would be difficult for Arsenal to bounce back in the second half.
‘Well, I do not want to think like that,’ Arteta said when asked if he feared the sack. ‘I would think we’re going to be in it [Europa League] finally, and then we get positive consequences after that. ‘
Arteta, however, admits that he has not been able to deliver the desired result as expected of him.
Arsenal return to action in the Premier League today when they face New Castle United.