Arsenal technical director Edu says Mikel Arteta is doing “a great job” and the club has a “big and beautiful future.
The Gunners have made their worst start to a season for 46 years.
Before Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Burnley, they had not lost four successive top-flight league games since 1959.
Yet, even though the team were booed off by the 2,000 fans present, senior sources insist Arteta has unequivocal support throughout the club.
And, as Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola offered a ringing endorsement of his former assistant, Edu says he is certain Arteta is on the right path.
“Mikel is doing a great job,” said Edu who was a former midfielder for Arsenal.
“It’s normal and easy to be driven by results. But I can see the future, see where we go and the way we are building things on a daily basis. Everything here is right, everything here is working
“How many young players have started to get opportunities and perform quite well in the first team?
“I can see a big and beautiful future. It’s very strange to say that in this moment, but I have to be fair – that’s the way I see the photo.”
Arsenal have taken one point from their last five league matches and four from their last eight, and slipped to 15th in the table, five points above the relegation zone.
After replacing Unai Emery in November 2019, Arteta beat Manchester City and Chelsea on their way to winning the FA Cup for a record 14th time.
They have also beaten Liverpool in the Premier League, the EFL Cup and the Community Shield during Arteta’s time in charge, and defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford on 1 November.
However, they have not won a domestic game since then – and their matchwinner that day, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, had not found the net either until his own goal condemned Arsenal to another defeat on Sunday.
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