Mikel Arteta mocked over Rafa Benitez-style press conference as Arsenal boss bizarrely lists off stats that mean nothing

MIKEL ARTETA has been ridiculed after a Rafa Benitez-style press conference reeling off nonsensical stats.

The troubled Arsenal boss used a bizarre list of stats in an attempt to defend his team.

Arsenal's desperate season worsened after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Everton which left them 15th in the Premier League.

And Arteta appeared to be feeling the pressure after his strange press conference which featured a baffling set of numbers which he claimed showed Arsenal deserve more points this season.

Arteta said: "Last year we won the game against Everton with a 25 per cent chance of winning, you win 3-2.

"Last weekend, it was a 67 per cent chance of winning, any Premier League game in history, and a nine per cent chance of losing, and you lose.

"Three per cent against Burnley and you lose, seven per cent against Spurs and you lose.

"There is something else apart from that. It is not just the performance on the pitch, it is something else that needs to go our way and at the moment it doesn't.

"Saying that, it doesn't care because you lose and the only thing that cares is that you lose a football match and this is what we hear."

Arsenal fans were left puzzled by his comments which did little to reassure them after their woeful run in the league.

And his stats-based ramble has brought back memories of Benitez's infamous 'facts' rant at Sir Alex Ferguson in 2009.

Arteta will put the numbers to the test this week with an EFL Cup quarter-final against Manchester City on Tuesday followed by a home league clash with Chelsea on Boxing Day.

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