Arsenal have no appetite to make another managerial change after the club’s poor run of form, according to David Ornstein.
Speaking to The Ornstein and Chapman Podcast, the famed journalist outlined the reasons why the top brass in N5 are unwilling to get rid of the former Manchester City coach, who has come under-fire recently.
Ornstein also highlighted the reasons why Unai Emery was got rid of just 18-months into his contract following the 2-1 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last December.
Ornstein said: “Arsenal have no appetite to make another managerial change. Moreover, they believe in Arteta, what he’s doing, his vision and philosophy, where he is trying to take the club in a way I don’t think they ever quite did under Unai Emery.”
“I think they had reservations about Emery’s ways of working, his methods, his communication – both verbally in terms of his English, and also the messages he was trying to express. I think they are genuinely very happy with what they see in Arteta’s work.” (via The Ornstein and Chapman Podcast)
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Whilst Arteta is struggling at this moment in time, we had a clear view of just how he plans to get the Gunners lining up during last season’s FA Cup.
It’s a bit far-fetched to claim that he should be sacked if you form your opinion on him off the basis of last season’s masterclasses against the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in football’s oldest cup competition. Arsenal were in magnificent form against both sides as they curved apart both top-four finishers with well-taken goals.
However, it was the defensive displays which would’ve caught the eyes of most fans, even the neutrals. For the most part, Arteta seems to have fixed a problem that has been the club’s Achilles Heel for a number of years now.
From his improvements across both ends of the pitch to his success in a relatively short space of time, it’s great news to hear the hierarchy in north London want to stick by the Spaniard. However, there needs to be an upturn in form to match the support the board are giving Arteta are else relegation could be a real worry.