Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has advised the club’s board to back under-pressure manager Mikel Arteta in the January transfer window.
Wright fears the Gunners’ current squad could get sucked into a dogfight, although insists they are too good to go down.
The north London club’s miserable form continued on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at Goodison Park, meaning they have picked up just five points from the last 30 available and are closer to the relegation zone than the European places.
“I think they’ve come out and backed him – and rightly so, he’s a good coach – and they’re going to have to have to do something for him in January,” Wright said on DAZN.
“I think with the current players he’s got – I’m not saying Arsenal are going to go down, of course I’m not saying that – if you can’t arrest that slide, you will get dragged in.
“And then you’re going to be under real pressure to get yourselves out of it, then people have to perform to a certain level to get yourselves out of it.
“Because other teams can smell that blood and they will go for you, it’s a very ruthless league.”