Former England defender Jamie Carragher spoke on Sky Sports on Monday about Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s future.
The Gunners are in a world of trouble in the Premier League having won just twice since the start of October. We have also scored just once in the league from open play since the game against Sheffield United over two months ago.
The defeat against Tottenham on Sunday didn’t go down well with the supporters. No wins in four games has increased the pressure on Arteta and a section of our fan base are starting to question some of his decisions.
Troy Deeney recently claimed that the Spaniard could face the sack if we don’t pick up a win against Burnley this weekend. (TalkSport) However, Carragher has dismissed that opinion and has urged Arsenal to give Arteta all the time he needs.
Carragher: Arteta needs time
He said: “There might be talk of him being under pressure now with the situation he’s in, but I wouldn’t even think about Mikel Areta’s position. I really like Mikel Arteta.”
“There’s a lot of nonsense around the club. I think some of the signings are a joke, in terms of bringing Willian in, [David] Luiz in, Cedric in. Is Kia Joorabchian making signings at the club?”
“Mikel Arteta brought in Partey and Gabriel. They look like Arsenal’s two best players at this moment. I think they’ve had four managers and three CEOs since 2018. Just stick with Arteta, but there’s going to be a lot of pain for Arsenal.”
Carragher’s comments were well received by Arsenal supporters. The majority of our fan base are willing to give Arteta the time he needs despite the difficult run we are currently on.