Mikel Arteta’s function as Arsenal supervisor could also be in severe hazard if the Gunners lose this weekend’s north London derby in opposition to Tottenham.
That’s in line with talkSPORT host Jason Cundy, who believes Spurs have what it takes to ‘humiliate’ their arch rivals.
It is going to be unfamiliar territory for Arsenal as they make the quick journey to White Hart Lane on Sunday, with the Gunners clear underdogs this weekend.
There may be maybe the best gulf between the 2 golf equipment within the desk in latest reminiscence, with Jose Mourinho’s males flying excessive on the Premier League summit, whereas Arsenal sit in lowly 14th place after a poor begin.
Regardless of selecting up simply 4 wins from their opening ten video games, Arteta has the backing of a number of affected person Gooners, though the Spaniard is dealing with growing strain from a bit of the assist.
One offended fan referred to as into talkSPORT this week and even demanded the ‘out of his depth’ supervisor’s departure, saying he ‘may get us relegated’.
And whereas Cundy wasn’t practically as dramatic, The Sports activities Bar host admitted that is an ‘huge’ sport for Arteta’s future in cost.
“The way of the result’s going to be completely key,” mentioned the previous Chelsea defender.
“It’s an infinite sport for each managers, however I sense this can be a a lot, a lot larger sport for Arteta.
“It feels huge for Arteta, as a result of Jose has acquired his workforce taking part in in a sure approach, they’re a workforce taking part in the Jose approach and it’s going to be a really robust sport for Arsenal. Actually robust.
“Arsenal may play very poorly and nonetheless come away with a win, however the Arsenal followers gained’t actually care about that, the long run results of them taking part in higher will clearly be extra of a priority.
“But when they had been to get crushed, and possibly even humiliated which isn’t not possible, Spurs did that to Manchester United, you do fear for the long run, completely.”