It’s win or bust time – Sokratis
ARSENAL’S next two games will define their season – and Greek defender Sokratis has warned the Gunners must win them both.
After Saturday’s teatime shoot-out with Chelsea, Arsenal then host Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round.
Defeats would leave Unai Emery’s first season at the Emirates in ruins and Sokratis (below) admitted: “We have to win both of them.
“If we want to be up there, we have to win. I believe in my team, but we have to play much better.
“If you lose some games, of course, you lose confidence, but I don’t think confidence is the problem.
“The problem is that we have to work harder in the next games and be more competitive.
“It’s not about having only two shots on target
(which was the case at
– look at how many chances we would have had if we had done better with the last pass.
“We did not control the game better than them, we did not create chances or finish them off, we did not score and we paid for one mistake. It was expensive.”
Arsenal’s defeat at the London Stadium means they have taken just two points from their last five away games – having taken 13 from their previous five.