• Arsenal manager urges supporters to get behind the team
  • Arteta’s side face trips to West Brom and Manchester City

Mikel Arteta has admitted turning Arsenal’s fortunes around will “take some time” and urged supporters to get behind the team when they travel to West Brom in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night before facing champions Manchester City on Saturday.

The 2-0 home defeat against Chelsea at the weekend left Arsenal without a point or goal from their opening two Premier League matches to increase the pressure on Arteta after failing to qualify for European competition last season. That meant Arsenal must enter the League Cup at the second round stage for the first time since beating Hartlepool 8-0 over two legs in 1995 as they seek to progress in a competition they last won two years earlier.

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