Arsenal have lost their opening two games of the new Premier League season and Gunners supporters are already starting to turn on underfire manager Mikel Arteta
The Arsenal board has been instructed to give Mikel Arteta more time by former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.
The Gunners have lost their opening two games of the new Premier League season and fans are already starting to turn on Arteta.
The Arsenal board is willing to continue backing the Spaniard for the time being, although reports claim Arteta has until October to prove he is the right man to take the Gunners forward.
And Keane believes that the Arsenal board is right to support the boss at this early stage in the season, despite defeats by newly-promoted Brentford and Chelsea.
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“I would give him longer, you have to give the manager longer,” Keane told Sky Sports.
“We have seen it in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he needed two or three years before he started to make progress.
“Jurgen Klopp was an established manager but it does take time. Arsenal have a lot of very good, young potential players but it is just potential.
“This is where you need your senior players to help the young kids along and I don’t think Arsenal have the real, top senior quality players who have good habits that will help the young lads.
“There are players at Arsenal on massive wages and you can’t shift them.
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“They won’t want to leave Arsenal because they are settled in London, they have a cushy life and you talk about clubs when we played, players were hungry and had a desire to win football matches week in, week out.
“But you have players here who probably the manager doesn’t want anything to do with, but the club can’t shift them because they give out silly contracts.”