Gunners player ratings: Man City 5-0 Arsenal
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Arsenal sit at the bottom of the table heading into the international break with pressure mounting on Mikel Arteta while reports emerged last week of a potential takeover from the same owners of Paris Saint-Germain. But it’s now being reported that Stan Kroenke has no plans to change anything drastic at the club with Arteta seemingly safe for now.
The Gunners have had their own issues to start the season with COVID-19 forcing a number of players to miss matches.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian, Alexandre Lacazette and Ben White have all missed game time with Arsenal falling to defeat to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.
There has been plenty of money pumped into Arteta’s squad with close to £150million being spent on new signings.
Arteta has urged for patience but some fans have already begun to turn on the Arsenal boss following their dismal 5-0 defeat to City at the weekend.
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The international break will therefore come as a blessing to Arteta to get his house in order.
But increased pressure from fans for things to change have led to some calling for a change at the helm.
There was also widepsread glee from Arsenal supporters when reports broke of a potential buyout from the same owners as Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Kroenke’s KSE seemingly have no immediate plans to sell the club.
According to The Athletic, Kroenke is fully committed to helping turn things around and that has been evident with the money he has given Arteta.
And it seems as though Arteta will also be fully supported in the immediate future despite a worrying start to the campaign.
The report claims that the Arsenal owners still see Arteta as a ‘good fit’ for their long-term ambition.
KSE reportedly accept that the Gunners are on the long road to recovery after years of overspending on wages.
Arteta also seems on board with the plan as he thanked the owners last week after holding discussions about the current “project”
“I can only say thank you,” he said. “Thank you to the technical director, to the board, to the ownership because they explained to me the project.”
Arsenal will have two weeks to try and calm things down before returning to action against Norwich in what might now be a must-win game.
But that will be followed by a tough away trip to Burnley before hosting rivals Tottenham at the end of September.
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