Newcastle announcement forces Arsenal’s Edu and Josh Kroenke into decision over Spaniard

Arsenal are struggling for the third season running under Mikel Arteta. After back-to-back 8th place finishes, the pressure is on the Spaniard to ensure a return to European action as soon as possible.

However, the club has shown that should coaches fail to meet expectations that they are willing to cut the cord. Unai Emery was ousted from his Arsenal role despite reaching a Europa League final and finishing one place away from the top 4 just a few months prior.

Arteta is fairing far worse competitively but there appears to be an understanding on the level of the job he is undertaking to turn the club around. But more than £220 million later spent on players, the club are 12th in the league after 8 games having scored just 7 goals.

The possibility of Arteta being sacked though remains unlikely with the club understood to be behind the Spaniard.

For those Arsenal fans hoping to see some form of managerial change, the likelihood has become lessened with the ever-intriguing situation at Newcastle.

Recently taken over by a Saudi-led consortium of Amanda Staveley’s design, the Magpies have just moved on from Steve Bruce after the head coach left by mutual consent.