Mikel Arteta alarmingly surpasses Arsene Wenger record after Chelsea defeat

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Arsenal have endured a horrific start to the season with back-to-back defeats against Brentford and Chelsea to begin the new campaign.

The Gunners have been defeated 2-0 in both matches so far this season, making it their worst ever start to a league campaign in their 118-year history.

Following the defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, Mikel Arteta has now surpassed an Arsene Wenger record, but it won't be one that he'll want to look back on anytime soon.

Matters could get worse for the Arsenal boss, with a visit to the Etihad Stadium to face champions Manchester City in their next league fixture.

Arteta has now lost more many Premier League home games in 20 months than Arsene Wenger did during a six-year period between 2002-2008.

During an era of dominance for Wenger, including the famous invincible season, the legendary manager only suffered six defeats as Arsenal ensured that both Highbury and the Emirates remained a fortress.

However, during his first 20 months in charge, Arteta has suffered nine losses following the recent Chelsea defeat.

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Arteta is under major pressure at Arsenal, but the Spaniard hasn't had the easiest of starts to life in management, after a global pandemic followed almost instantly upon his appointment, with the Gunners boss one of the first Premier League names to contract the virus.

The former City coach has spent more than any other Premier League manager so far this summer, and is very much amidst a period of change at Arsenal, so will need time to integrate his new signings into the squad.

It is yet to be seen how much time the Arsenal board will give Arteta though, should results continue.

  • Arsene Wenger
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Arsenal FC
  • Premier League

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