Arsenal are rock bottom in the Premier League after losing their opening three fixtures and there is huge pressure on boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu
Marc Overmars allegedly sent Ray Parlour a text message saying he needs to return to Arsenal to sort out the mess at the club.
The Gunners are rock bottom in the Premier League after losing their opening three fixtures and there is huge pressure on boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu.
The Arsenal board plan to stick by the duo for the time being and are confident they can turn things around.
But Arteta reportedly has until October to prove he’s capable of turning Arsenal back into a top-four team or face being sacked.
Gunners supporters are growing increasingly frustrated by the situation at the Emirates as Arsenal were battered 5-0 by champions Manchester City last time out.
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And according to former Gunners midfielder Parlour, another ex-Arsenal star, Overmars, shares their disappointment.
So much so in fact that he allegedly wants to step in and help out.
Speaking to a Gunners fan who asked about the role Edu plays at Arsenal, Parlour said on talkSPORT: “Obviously he worked in Brazil, even Marc Overmars – I’ve had a text off him before saying ‘Oh Ray, I need to go back to that club and sort it out.'”
He added: “Edu, they’ve gone with Edu. It’s a very important role you have got to play. Recruitment is so important, it’s very, very important for any club. I don’t know what the relationship is like with Mikel Arteta, I have not been around the guys.
“I know Edu as a player, and he’s played in winning teams. He probably knows what they need, but it’s whether they can get them or not. When you’re not in Europe, how do you attract players?
“Because everyone wants to play in the Champions League or the Europa League. It’s very difficult, you sometimes have to pay over the odds, and they probably have done for a few players.”