'I'd be from a different PLANET if I wasn't concerned': Steven Gerrard admits he fears the sack at Aston Villa after a fourth defeat at Arsenal as he claims 'messages aren't getting through' to his side... with free-scoring Man City up next!

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'I'd be from a different PLANET if I wasn't concerned': Steven Gerrard admits he fears the sack at Aston Villa after a fourth defeat at Arsenal as he claims 'messages aren't getting through' to his side... with free-scoring Man City up next!

Under-pressure Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that he fears the sack after their 2-1 defeat at Arsenal.

The result leaves the West Midlands side 19th in the league, after suffering four losses in their opening five games.

With a home clash against free-scoring Manchester City on the horizon, Gerrard acknowledges that his position could come under threat.

Steven Gerrard has acknowledged he is at risk of losing his job after a poor start to the season

Steven Gerrard has acknowledged he is at risk of losing his job after a poor start to the season

Steven Gerrard has acknowledged he is at risk of losing his job after a poor start to the season

Aston Villa suffered their fourth defeat in five games with Man City next up at the weekend

Aston Villa suffered their fourth defeat in five games with Man City next up at the weekend

When asked if he had any concerns over his future, Gerrard said in his post-match press conference: 'Of course I do.

'I am being honest and critical of myself. I will do my job the best I can do. I will step forward and take responsibility as best I can.

'But if I stood here and said I wasn't concerned you'd look at me as if I was from a different planet.'

Their opponents at the weekend are Manchester City, who put six past Nottingham Forest on Wednesday - including a 26-minute hat-trick from Erling Haaland.

Defeat to Manchester City would hand Villa their worst ever start to a Premier League season

Defeat to Manchester City would hand Villa their worst ever start to a Premier League season

Defeat at the weekend would give Villa their worst ever Premier League start after the opening six games to a season.

Their poor form goes back to the end of last season, where they notched just two victories in their final 11 games.

Gerrard said after the loss at the Emirates, that messages aren't getting across to players.

He said: 'We showed character and commitment and we were hanging on at times but if we keep getting important moments in key areas we will continue to concede goals.

Gerrard said in his post-match press conference that messages aren't getting across to players

Gerrard said in his post-match press conference that messages aren't getting across to players

'We speak about this most days and it's really frustrating that the messages don't seem to be getting through.'

Gerrard moved to Villa Park last November, after guiding Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership trophy in ten years. 

The Liverpool legend has a win percentage of 35.3 per cent after 34 games with 12 wins and 17 defeats. 

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