“Actually nothing to look for in this league”

Sports director Samir Arabi sees no cause for unrest despite Arminia Bielefeld’s weak start to the season in the Bundesliga. “Every year Bundesliga football is a great gift. For us in the Bundesliga it’s always about bare survival. It’s a pure fight and we should be humble in our situation towards the league,” he said in an interview with the newspaper ” The bell “(Wednesday). With only four points from the previous seven games, East Westphalia are currently third from the bottom of the table.

Arabi thinks little of the growing expectations around the club and referred to the second division, which is heavily occupied this season: “The three who are down there now, Fürth, Bochum and we, have no place in this league. Not from the economic power, not from the size of the city, not from the infrastructure. Instead, clubs like HSV, Bremen, Schalke, Nuremberg, Düsseldorf or Hanover belong in the Bundesliga. They would all like to swap with us. “

Arabi left his future at Arminia open beyond this season, but almost ruled out a farewell in winter. “I can’t imagine that,” commented the 42-year-old on the latest speculation about an imminent move to Bundesliga competitor 1. FC Köln for a fixed transfer fee of 500,000 euros.

However, he was less clear about his future plans: “I don’t know what’s going to happen in summer, you never know in football. Like every player, I would like to work in the Bundesliga, but I can say that it will be difficult is to achieve this permanently with Arminia Bielefeld. “

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