Arsenal are in very actual hazard of being left behind within the Premier League as they face a combat to even end within the top-half this season.
However supervisor Mikel Arteta is to not blame, his gamers simply aren’t ok.
That’s the decision from Charlie Austin who has hit again at demanding Arsenal followers who look like turning on their boss.
Gooners had been left to mirror on the truth of their place within the English top-flight this weekend after dropping at house to Premier League leaders Manchester City, a end result which left the Gunners tenth within the desk.
It’s approaching 17 years since Arsenal had been final topped Premier League champions, and it was 15 years in the past this week that the Gunners beat Actual Madrid on the Bernabeu in one of many membership’s nice European victories.
However rather a lot has occurred since these days below Arsene Wenger, with Arsenal’s present crew in actual hazard of ending within the bottom-half of the Premier League.
And supporters should not comfortable. Monday’s Drivetime present was inundated with calls, texts and emails from sad Gooners following Sunday’s end result, and plenty of of them say followers flip their anger in the direction of supervisor Arteta.
“It’s not the worst Arsenal crew, the supervisor isn’t ok for the job,” one textual content learn. “He will likely be some day, however not now. If we had Ancelotti we’d be doing rather a lot higher.”
However that triggered Austin, who insisted the supervisor isn’t guilty for the crew’s present stoop, his gamers simply aren’t ok.
“That’s a cop-out tweet,” mentioned the QPR striker.
“‘If we had Ancelotti’? Once they appointed Arteta they had been buzzing a couple of new starting after the ‘boring’ soccer below Emery, and now it hasn’t labored out they need to carry another person in!
“Belief your supervisor, give him time!
“Are you able to please Arsenal followers? Wenger was there for thus lengthy however abruptly they hammered him like he was a failure, so he leaves. One other supervisor is available in, Emery, they didn’t get pleasure from him and Arteta is available in and now he’s guilty.
“Take a look at your squad. Is your squad ok to complete within the prime 4? Easy reply, no.
“Is your squad ok within the prime six proper now within the Premier League? No! Nicely there you go then, your crew simply isn’t ok.
“We’re not speaking about titles, we’re not even speaking about prime 4 and even prime six. Is that this Arsenal crew ok to complete within the prime half of the Premier League? That’s the query for Arsenal now.”
The texts saved coming in from disgruntled Gunners, and one other frank message led Austin to say the north London aspect are being left behind within the Premier League.
Laurence the Arsenal fan despatched this message to the present: “We’ve been declining for the reason that Champions League ultimate in 2006 – we went from Thierry Henry to Marouane Chamakh, Sol Campbell to Philippe Senderos, Patrick Vieira to Mohamed Elneny. Don’t suppose I’ve to say way more.”
“I don’t suppose he does, I feel it’s all there for everyone to see,” replied Austin. “They haven’t been hitting the heights they’ve accomplished for years.
“I feel if Arsenal followers had been trustworthy, they’d be comfortable simply to win the FA Cup.
“When Wenger was in cost it was nearly a on condition that Arsenal might go on a cup run, get to the ultimate and perhaps win, and Arsenal followers can be pleased with that… however absolutely you need extra!
“Contemplating the gamers he simply named and the very fact they had been within the Champions League ultimate – you’ve bought no likelihood of attending to the Champions League ultimate for an extended, very long time, and it doesn’t seem like you’re going to win the Premier League for an extended, very long time.
“The place is your membership going? You’re not in a transition stage, you’re in a deep darkish place and I’m unsure they’re going to get out of it for some time.
“It may not be the worst crew Arsenal have ever had, however the Premier League is getting higher and higher and so they’re going within the mistaken route.”