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Talking to Of the ball, Arsenal legend Ray Parlor refused to rule out the possibility that the Gunners would be relegated this season.
It’s an amazing phrase to write, and one that I never thought I would do, but Arsenal have been so terrible under Mikel Arteta this period that relegation to the Championship is not beyond what is possible.
Arsenal are currently ranked 15th in the Premier League, having won just two Premier League matches since the beginning of October. They seem completely unable to stop their gliding across the table, resulting in questions.
While speaking in an interview with the YouTube channel Off The Ball, Gunners legend Ray Parlor gave his opinion. He seemed to recognize the danger of Arsenal being relegated this season:
“Someone asked me the question the other day, can they be relegated?”
“I said, ‘well, probably not,’ but then you look at Leicester winning the league at 5,000-1 and they won it, so they can be relegated.”
“If they don’t start to accumulate points and turn it around, then there is a real problem.”
Arteta needs to find out what is wrong in the Arsenal dressing room and correct it in due course. A change of direction is not likely to help at this point, as the problems appear to be deeply ingrained. You need to find a solution, and fast.