Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has had his say on Stan Kroenke’s plan for Mikel Arteta amid claims he could face the sack soon.
The Spaniard is under immense pressure after losing each of his first three league games. Arsenal are yet to score in the competition as well and that has made life even more difficult for Arteta, especially in the eyes of the media.
Many media outlets and betting sites have named the Arsenal boss as the favourite to be the first manager sacked this season. Results totally justify those claims, but Dixon believes that the board will still give the Spaniard more time.
Lee Dixon: Arsenal won’t sack Arteta just yet
The Arsenal legend told AstroSport: “The club look like they’re going down [a road] signing youth players.
“If that’s the case then that suggests to me that they [Arsenal’s hierarchy] are going to give Arteta time because these players aren’t going to turn it around tonight, next week or this season.
“It’ll take at least two years. Has he got two years? I would suggest they’re thinking yes, but ultimately there’s always a breaking point.”
The Insider’s View:
Arsenal have only signed young players this summer, which just shows that our main aim is to build for the future. That is the right thing to do, but the problem for Arteta has been that we’ve been without multiple senior players.
That is one of the biggest reasons why he has not been shown the door yet. Things have not been ideal for Arsenal behind the scenes so far this season. Arteta cannot fully be blamed for that, but as Dixon claimed, there has got to a breaking point.
There’s no way Arsenal will sack Arteta in the next two weeks. However, if we don’t start winning games after the international break, there’s no way the Spaniard can expect to keep his job as Gunners boss.