Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says Graham Potter’s reign at Chelsea will be ‘unsustainable’ if he is unable to start improving their form.

The Blues have just one victory in their last 11 games and Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Tottenham was their third successive loss in a row.

Potter is under pressure to find a solution at Stamford Bridge, with reports claiming this week that Chelsea’s owners are beginning to have doubts over him.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are now two points clear at the top of the Premier League table and can move five clear of Man City if they win their outstanding game against Everton on Wednesday.

But Arteta was forced to come through a rocky period at Arsenal, with some fans calling for his sack after a poor start to last campaign.

When asked how Arsenal’s hierarchy reacted during his tough period at the club and the comparisons with Potter’s current situation at Chelsea, Arteta said: ‘With me they were really supportive.

‘But at the end you have to win football matches because you know that if the run continues that it is unsustainable.

‘I knew I had to win against Norwich and win against Burnley, and then everything helps and the environment starts to get better, everybody is more confident and you can keep going. We depend on results, unfortunately.

‘I always just focused on how to turn things around, how to make the team play better, to be more efficient, get players back because we had 11 players out of the squad in that period so we needed players back as quick as possible as well.

‘When you have a close relationship with managers which I had in Spain, some in Italy, some here, of course you get in touch, sometimes they give you support like we all do when someone is going through a difficult [period]. Maybe not on the phone, but just at least a nice text of support.’

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