Arsenal star Sead Kolasinac has claimed the club need to face the reality and realise how bad their season is getting.
He admitted they cannot afford to bury their heads in the sand – and that their crunch tie against AC Milan in the Europa League will be huge in terms of the rest of the season.
He noted that because it’s a different competition that may help the Gunners, but it cannot be forgotten how well AC are doing in terms of their league.
“It is a difficult situation for us,” he told DAZN. “We did not play well in the two games against Manchester City.
“In some situations, we did not play bad. But honestly, we have to say that Manchester City have a phenomenal team, especially in their attack. Sometimes you have to admit that they are better or are in a better situation.
“They are first in the league with a huge gap to second. Naturally, they are playing different. But the atmosphere in our team has to be good and it is good as well, because we cannot bury our heads in the sand right now.
“On Thursday, we fly to Milan. We cannot bury our heads in the sand. We have to look forward and try to do better next time.”
He didn’t speak about Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger – who many people are tipping for the axe this summer, and the majority of people seem to think that the club could well see a new manager come in at the end of the season.
However Kolasinac didn’t touch on that – or reports that some members of the squad are annoyed with the wages for Mesut Ozil and the two new winter transfers – he just made it clear the club need to focus on the here and now and do far better.