Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has the full backing of the board, according to football.london’s Chris Wheatley.
The Spaniard is facing his toughest spell since he was promoted to manager of the club, losing his last four Premier League games.
However, it’s thought that Kroenke Sports Entertainment are giving their whole backing to the former Manchester City coach despite their adverse form.
Wheatley said: “…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.” (via football.london)
Should Arsenal sack Arteta?
You can already see the effects of the ‘cultural overhaul’ that Arteta is trying to put into place. Players like Sokratis and Mesut Ozil, who may be popular in the dressing room, have been shunned by the 38-year-old due to their inability to match what Arteta desires in a player.
Then there’s the potential sale of players that he doesn’t like with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi forced to go out on loan. It’s a show that the two players simply aren’t part of his plans are have been moved on ruthlessly as a result.
It seems the hieracrhy are willing to back Arteta down to the very last, and given how well he performed up until this point you can argue that it’s very much needed. Stability is one thing the north London giants crave most over anything and sacking the coach won’t do anything but hinder his progress so far.