Aston Villa have slumped to another defeat and after a summer of heavy investment, the pressure is starting to build on manager Steven Gerrard.
Villa were in action on Wednesday night and went behind to Arsenal at the Emirates, following an error from Emi Martinez in goal. Douglas Luiz pulled Villa level through an Olympic goal but just minutes later Arsenal were back in front again through Gabriel Martinelli.
After their form tailed off in the latter stages of last season, it leaves Villa with just 3 wins from their last 19 matches. In addition, Villa sit 19th in the table with 4 defeats out of five, albeit at an early stage.
Speaking to BT Sport after the match however, Gerrard acknowledged that he was worried about being sacked.
“Of course I do. I am really honest and critical of myself. If I stood here and said I wasn’t concerned I think you’d look at me as though I was from a different planet.”
“If I stood here and said I wasn’t concerned you’d look at me as if I was from a different planet…”
Steven Gerrard knows the pressure will be on after another Aston Villa defeat. pic.twitter.com/7YQQFor8d1
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Gerrard did an excellent job at Rangers previous to this, but unless he can turn matters around soon, his credit with the Villa fans may run out. Even at the start of his spell Villa were inconsistent. Currently, they are on relegation form.
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