Under-fire manager Michael Arteta has backed Arsenal chief executive Binai Venkatesh to help bring back the club’s fortunes after a disappointing start to the season.
Spaniard Arteta has come under increasing pressure after sliding under the club’s table in north London, with Arsenal finishing 15th in their last seven league games – their worst start since 1981/82.
“We’ve got quite a few things with Michael,” he told Venkatesh The Times. “You’ve got someone who has Ansal experience in the Premier League all his time at Manchester City’s Arsenal, Everton and then Arsenal.
“You’ve got a guy who loves this club and understands what it means to play for this club, and he was definitely the captain here. You’ve got a guy who’s a real player.
“The team he has formed with technical director Edu and his staff is really strong. You’ve got a guy who’s driven to be a complete success, but he’s doing it in a way that respects our history and traditions. I think we have a truth with him.” Got a strong man. “
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Arteta: The form of the Premier League needs to improve now
Michael Arteta has insisted that Arsenal urgently need to improve their Premier League form after finishing their Europa League group campaign with a perfect record.
Despite scoring 20 goals in six Europa League games and only two in their last seven league games, Arteta admits that his team’s inconsistency is frustrating when they face Burnley this weekend as they seek 15th place.
Arteta says: “[Sunday] Urgent for us, we are out of competition. Great runs in the Carabao Cup and Europa League but unfortunately in the Premier League the result was not what we wanted.
“We are very disappointed, we know how important it is to get results together very quickly, because we need them directly.
“There have been a lot of games, and we’ve played especially at home, the small details have made a huge difference but we haven’t scored enough goals, we can’t win football matches without it. It’s as easy as that.”