Football journalist David Ornstein has revealed that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta currently “has the backing” of the board at the north London club.
This comes after Ornstein recently co-hosted the latest episode of The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman Podcast where he discussed all the latest news stories concerning a range of Premier League clubs.
He said: “Arteta has the backing of the Arsenal hierarchy. They believe in his project long-term and of course, nobody’s going to be happy with where things are going, but they are behind him.
“And from a personal perspective, I do think that’s the right decision. Chopping and changing the manager yet again, is not going to guarantee anything, it’s probably about time we started looking at some other reasons [for Arsenal’s bad run of form].”
Overall, the 38-year-old has taken charge of 49 games with Arsenal across all competitions in which they have won 29, drawn seven and lost 13 along the way (per Transfermarkt).
The 2020/21 Premier League season has been a difficult one for Arteta and Arsenal so far having won just four out of their 12 played league games.
Do you think Arteta is the right man to manage Arsenal?
TIF Thoughts on David Ornstein’s comments on Arteta…
It’s reassuring to hear that the Arsenal hierarchy currently back Arteta and believe in his long-term project at the north London club, however, given how they are now sat in 15th place in the league table with just 13 points, they would undoubtedly be hoping that Arteta can get the team winning again or else their patience with him may run out quicker than first anticipated.