Arsenal are set to continue to support Mikel Arteta despite the fans’ early season frustration regarding the club’s poor start to the campaign.
The north London side have opened the Premier League season with consecutive defeats, failing to score and producing disappointing performances during losses to Brentford and Chelsea.
Arsenal fans voiced their frustrations with the Gunners’ performances and Arteta following the defeat to the latter at the Emirates on Sunday, with sections of the fanbase calling for the Spaniard to ‘leave the club’.
Arteta has spent over £130m this summer on five new additions, with the Gunners the highest-spending side in the Premier League during the transfer window so far.
The Mirror are reporting that the Arsenal hierarchy will continue to back the under-fire manager despite the growing unrest surrounding his position, with the club hopeful of securing further additions before the transfer window’s closure next week.
After a long 18 months of waiting, Arsenal fans are back booing their players off after a defeat at the Emirates. Nature is healing pic.twitter.com/B9YGEJfDsY
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Arsenal are hopeful of raising funds through the sales of several fringe players, the likes of Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira and Ainsley Maitland-Niles amongst those available if suitable offers arrive.
Inter Milan have expressed an interest in signing Bellerin on loan, though the Gunners preference is for a permanent deal.
Eddie Nketiah is also attracting interest from Crystal Palace as the forward enters the final season of his deal at the Emirates, with Arsenal believed to be demanding a fee of around £20m.