MORNING, GUNNERS FANS
With Arsenal not back in action until tomorrow’s clash with Southampton, the fallout from Sunday’s miserable 1-0 defeat to Burnley at the Emirates continues to rumble on.
Pressure has cranked up on boss Mikel Arteta, but Edu has moved to vanquish any rumours of drastic action.
The technical director said: “Everything here is right and if you see the way we’re going, I can see a big, big, big and beautiful future.”
And the Brazilian went on to add: “I have started to hear rumours from outside the club that some of the players don’t believe in Mikel, that some of them have a problem and are not talking but it’s not right.
“Nothing like that has happened and I want people to understand because everybody believes in what we are doing and all the staff are enjoying it.
“So I am here to give you the word that everything is fine internally and though the results aren’t coming, I think we’re going to change it very soon.”
Pep Guardiola, who worked extensively with Arteta at Man City, has also come out in support of the Spaniard.
He said: “I would say to the board at Arsenal, I do not have any doubts about his quality and capacity to put Arsenal in the place that they deserve to be.
“Arsenal couldn’t have a better manager to lead this club in this year and the next — nobody is better than him.
“He’s one of the best managers I’ve ever worked with and seen directly.
“For his personality and his commitment and his love for his club — because if it were not for the love of his club he would still be here.”
Despite their failings in the Premier League, Arsenal have managed to navigate their way comfortably into the Europa League round of 32, in which they have landed a tough draw against Benfica.