After watching his side crash to a 3-1 defeat to AS Monaco in their recent Champions League engagement, Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has admitted to being under serious pressure to perform at the club. The French tactician who believes that the home form of the Gunners has been and will continue to be their pillar of support this season is disappointed with the loss but has urged his side to bounce back against Everton in the Premier League and also Monaco when they make the trip down to the Principality for the second leg.
If Arsenal fail to reverse their defeat at Monaco, it would be the fifth consecutive time that the North London outfit will crash out in the second round of the continental competition and Wenger disclosed that he is under serious pressure but added that it is similar to what other managers face in their clubs.
Wenger noted that the statistics have shown that the Gunners have not progressed from the round of 16 for the past five years, and believes that there is still a possibility that they could still get past Monaco if they take their chances. While expressing his disappointment on the defeat, Wenger stated that it appeared that all the factors went against his team during the week when they played Monaco and that when such stuffs happen, there is no way things won’t go south.
Before the Champions League return leg, the Gunners will aim to return back to winning ways when they face struggling Everton on Sunday in a bid to maintain their third spot on the table and when asked about Arsenal’s chances in the Premier League, the manager replied saying he would like to wait until the end of the season before making any statement. He noted that his team has 48 points at the moment and so much could still happen between now and May.