Mikel Arteta who noted that things have to change at Arsenal noted that the North London club has been suffering because the right changes have not been implemented at the club for a while.
Even though he started the 2020-2021 season with a victory over last season’s Premier League champions, Liverpool, in the 2020 Community Shield, Arsenal have been having it tough in most parts of the ongoing season.
Currently, Mikel Arteta and his boys are sitting on the 10th spot on the league table with 49 points in 34 games, 14 points away from 4th placed Leicester City with four games left to the end of the season.
Unfortunately for Mikel Arteta and his boys, Arsenal have been knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-final stage of the competition which means that the club would end this season with no other major title.
The worst part of it is that Mikel Arteta will become the first coach of Arsenal since 1996 to end a season without securing a European club competition. Due to this, most fans of the club want him to leave the club.
As Arteta is being dragged to leave Arsenal, so the owner of the club, Stan Kroenke, is being dragged to leave. One of the agitations of the fans is that the American billionaire has not invested enough in the club since he bought the club in 2011.
Ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League game against West Brom scheduled to take place at 19:00 today, Sunday, May 9, Mikel Arteta said: “The squad needs changing.
“There were already a lot of changes in December, something that has not been done in years, but it tells us where we were”, he added. “Things are going to have to change and the owners are going to back it up.
“Time is catching up right now. It’s a trend, it’s years now that this has been happening. If the distance and the margins with the rest become too big, then it’s almost impossible to do it.
“We are still on time, and we have put some very strong pillars and foundations in the last few months to do what we have to do.
“We know what has been going on inside here for the last 18 months. We know. We only know the ones that are here. How we have built that is incredible.”
Arsenal need to win their last four Premier League games starting from tonight’s game to stand a chance of securing a Europa League spot ahead of next season. However, winning their remaining four league games will not be enough if the clubs ahead of them – Leeds, Everton, Tottenham, Liverpool, and West Ham, keep winning.