Nonetheless, technical director Edu mentioned Arteta maintained the total backing of the board earlier this week, insisted the Gunners’ present hunch in kind doesn’t coincide with the work that’s being put in on the coaching floor.

Requested if Arsenal supporters wanted to loosen up and to not fear, Edu – talking in an interview earlier than the Burnley loss – mentioned: “Enjoyable is an excessive amount of.

“Simply consider. Internally right here, hear, we’re doing properly.

“My predominant message is that we’re not speaking about just one particular person, it’s unfair to speak about Mikel, or Aubameyang as a result of he’s not scoring targets, or (goalkeeper, Bernd) Leno as a result of he has to cease the targets.

“It’s unfair to speak about one particular person, we’re a soccer crew, we’ve to speak about ourselves, discuss “we” and never “him” in order that for me is the primary message.”