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EPL: It is still early but fans must worry about Arsenal for this reason

Timothy Aiyeku

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The Premier League has just gone six weeks but Arsenal fans have every reason to be worried after manager Mikel Arteta blames fatigue for the team’s poor performance In their recent league games.

The North London outfit enjoyed a win over their Europa League opponent last Thursday but they have suffered two successive defeats in the Premier League against Man City and Leicester City. They have won only three of the six Premier League games.

Following the defeat suffered against the Foxes, manager Mikel Arteta blamed fatigue for his team’s inability to see through at the Emirates Stadium.

He added that his team did not look sharp on the ball and they played without purpose which their Sunday opponent took advantage of to hand them a defeat.

Knowing that Leicester City also played a game on Thursday as Arsenal did, there are reasons to be concerned about the fact that the Gunners are already tired with just nine competitive games so far and many more to go.

With about 40-50 games yet to be played across all competitions, what will be the fate of the Mikel Arteta team in the long run. It only tells a story of a journey that does not know its end.

After engaging in the summer transfer window by bringing in new faces, including Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes, the fans were filled with hope that this season will produce something better than the usual story but not with the statement made by the Spanish boss.

A win against Leicester City would have pushed the Gunners to the top four but they are now far from that spot with the defeat.

Mikel Arteta will be hoping to bounce back again when his team turns up for the Europa League clash on Thursday. A win could return the team to winning ways.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.