Arsenal next manager: Mauricio Pochettino comments on job with Mikel Arteta under pressure

Arsenal: Why are they struggling under Arteta?

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is under pressure following the defeat to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. It leaves the Gunners way down in 15th in the table, 12 points off rivals Tottenham who sit top.

Arsenal have struggled so far this season with the pressure now mounting on Arteta to get results fast.

It is the worst start for the Gunners in 46 years but Arsenal chief Edu has backed the Spaniard.

“I can see a big, big, big and beautiful future,” the Brazilian said to the Mirror.

“It’s very strange to say that in this moment, but I have to be fair – that’s the way I see the photo. And I always believed, and knew, it’d be a big challenge.

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“We have to be patient. I know asking for patience for Arsenal is very strange because everyone has said that for long, long periods.

“But I’m here today to give to you guys the word that everything is fine internally but the results aren’t coming, but I think we’re going to change it very soon.

“I think the club needs stability right now, we have faced so many changes. It is not about Edu, Mikel, it is about stability. Now is the time to try and be a stable club in the old sense – externally and internally, we need that.

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“Since we arrived here we have been changing, changing, changing, now is time to be stable and together at the same time.”

Bookies have even slashed the odds on former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino taking over at the club.

Speaking back in 2018, after five years at Spurs, Pochettino told reporters he would never manage the Gunners though.

He said: “I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol.

“I grew up in Newell’s Old Boys and will never manage Rosario Central.

“That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places. But my commitment is massive in this club. I am working like I am going to be here forever.

“But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football. It is a lot of rumours about this, about that.”

Arsenal return to action tomorrow when they welcome Southampton to the Emirates (6pm).

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