Chris Sutton slams ‘utter rubbish’ Mikel Arteta comments after Arsenal win

Chris Sutton slammed Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal comments as ‘utter rubbish’ (Pictures: Getty/BT Sport)

Chris Sutton slammed Mikel Arteta’s comments after Arsenal’s much-needed victory over Norwich City in the Premier League as ‘utter rubbish’.

The Gunners lifted the pressure on manager Arteta as they secured their first points of the season with a 1-0 win over Norwich at the Emirates on Saturday.

Arsenal had suffered their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign, losing three games in a row without scoring a goal, but clinched three points against Norwich thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half goal.

Following the victory, Arteta claimed it had been the ‘best 10 days in my professional career’ as Arsenal somewhat recovered from their dismal form to beat Norwich.

‘After three defeats things get complicated,’ Arteta said. ‘I must say it has been the best 10 or 14 days in my professional career.

‘Not the easiest, but the best. You learn a lot in difficult moments, who you are with.’

But Sutton was baffled by Arteta’s comments, describing them as ‘utter rubbish’ on the Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped the Gunners beat Norwich City on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

‘Being sort of cynical, that is just utter rubbish,’ Sutton said. ‘How could he have had the best 10 days, come on.

‘The best 10 days? Better than winning the FA Cup? I just found those comments, well I didn’t believe him. I don’t think I’m the only one, how could that be possible?’

Arsenal suffered defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City before picking up their first points of the new season against Norwich.

Speaking after the Norwich win, a relieved Arteta added: ‘We are really happy. We knew it was a really tricky game and we got what we wanted, which was to win the match and to get points on the table.

‘We had to suffer but I knew to win the game it would be like this. In difficult moments when you see the people and the level of organisation and the fans we have.

‘They were ready to suffer today but they just give, give, give to the team. Today and the last week everything gilded together.

‘We have to improve a lot of things but today we made seven changes and already it looked different.’

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