Arsenal have faced a very tough time this season with the side ruined to 15th place on the league table as Technical Director Edu breaks silence on Arteta’s future at the club following sack demands
Arsenal fans have of lately demanded that Arteta should be shown the exit door after leaving the club 5 points away from relegation zone as Technical Director Edu discloses plans of the club.
With Aubameyang’s goal drought and the down-casting form throughout the team as a whole, hopes have been lost in Arteta’s vision for the club with the fans demanding for a replacement.
Meanwhile, Edu doesn’t think it’s time to part ways with the former Arsenal player who had success during his first term in charge of the club when he led the boys to FA cup victory.Embed from Getty Images
Speaking to reporters, the 42-year-old shared his strong belief in the development Arteta and his boys have attained so far behind the scene despite a woeful form in the Premier League.
“If we’re not talking about patience with Mikel it would be very unfair to him. Because what a year we have faced,” Edu said.
“Pre-season challenges, three months without any football matches, a lot of things changing in the club. He started, and stopped, and when he started to get an understanding of all the squad he stopped again.
“He didn’t get a sequence to know everyone properly. It would be really unfair to Mikel to say something about that because the year was so challenging for everyone but even more for Mikel, who’d just arrived at the club.
“Because if you have a manager who was at the club for two, three, five years, it makes that situation easier. That’s why Mikel needs always, from my side, good words.”
Following the incident that occurred during Arsenal’s defeat to Burnley, Edu went on to plead for the fans to be patient with the team as the spectators were seen booing the team.
Although he made mention that relaxing isn’t the way now as he reassured that the club is heading in the right direction despite the current happenings.
“Relaxing is too much,” he said.
“Just believe. Internally here, listen, we are doing well.Embed from Getty Images
“My main message is that we are not talking about only one person, it is unfair to talk about Mikel, or Aubameyang because he is not scoring goals, or (goalkeeper, Bernd) Leno because he has to stop the goals.
“It is unfair to talk about one person, we are a football team, we have to talk about ourselves, talk about “we” and not “him” so that for me is the main message.
“The way I see things is very simple. It’s normal and easy to be driven by the results. But for me, the main point is when I see something in which I can see the future, see where we go, the way we’re building things, starting to see it on a daily basis.
“So the way we work, the way we train, the way we behave internally, if you see the quality of the work, if you see the quality of the people, if you see properly what’s happening here on a daily basis, it’s nothing to compare with the results.”
Arsenal January transfer plansEmbed from Getty Images
Arsenal is expected of the fans to invest heavily into the coming January transfer market after seeing the team short of creativity which has in turn reduced their number of goals.
With several players misfiring, Edu refused to make mention of type of players the side will be going after but dropped a disappointing hint as he shared the fans shouldn’t expect big money moves.
“We don’t talk about [player transfers] external,” he said.
“We are here to solve the problem. We have the team, we have the squad, we have the manager, we have the staff, everyone in the right place to change it.
“Why (do) people have to expect a magician to go ‘boom! Come here, Messi! Boom!’? No. It depends on us.
“People might start to ask: ‘what are you going to do in the winter window?’ Of course we will try to do something but we have the responsibility to change it. Don’t wait for someone outside to come inside and be a magician because that’s not going to happen.
“Or if you can sign 20 players – which we’re not going to do – but that’s not going to work anyway. So the main problem, the main thing for me, is that we, as a club, have to understand our problem. Here. That’s it. Believe, because we believe. I believe.”
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