Arsenal are not in a good place as 2020 draws to a close.
As things stand, the Gunners are closer to the relegation zone than the Champions League places following a run of one win in nine Premier League games.
Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton at least ended a run of four straight defeats at home in the league for Arsenal, but Mikel Arteta really needs to start winning games if he’s to ease the pressure on his shoulders.
Amid speculation that the Spaniard could lose his job, football.london understands that Arteta has the full backing from Arsenal owners KSE (Kroenke Sports Entertainment) and the long-term plan is to create a ‘cultural overhaul’ which will see a number of players leave the club over the next few months.
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Prior to the midweek game against the Saints, football.london’s Chief Arsenal reporter Chris Wheatley gave his thoughts on some of the big talking points at the Emirates right now during a Q&A with fans on Tuesday where he was asked questions on topics ranging from Arteta’s future to plans for the January transfer window.
Here is what he had to say about what is going on behind the scenes in north London.
Arteta has the full backing of KSE, but how long for?
Chris Wheatley said: “The Arsenal ownership has unwavering faith in Arteta because of what he achieved at the club in such a short space of time.
“He presented his ideas to the club and explained they would take a long time to instill.
“It’s unlikely that Arteta will lose his job unless relegation becomes a serious threat and we’re still some way off that just yet.”
Mikel Arteta saw his side claim a 1-1 draw against Southampton despite spending most of the second half down to ten men. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Regarding the planning for the summer is there any indicator from the club they are looking to bring this planning…