Arsenal legend Martin Keown has warned Mikel Arteta he is in danger of losing his job after Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague.
The Gunners took the lead through Nicolas Pepe four minutes from time but conceded a late equalizer at home in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.
Keown has now warned that Arteta is in danger of being sacked if things continue to go against Arsenal.
He said on BT Sport:
“Enormously disappointing and it’s going to be really difficult for Arteta now.
“He’s made a lot of changes at the club, a lot of people have been allowed to leave and this is essentially his team now.
“There were a lot of problems at Arsenal over a number of years, certain players came and went at the soccer club, so it’s not just down to him.
“But he’s in charge now and he’s not quite getting the reaction from the team.
“He was disappointed at the end. He encourages people to play, and then at the end when he doesn’t want them to play, it’s a mixed message, isn’t it?
“They have to do the right things at the right time and they make sloppy mistakes and that cost them tonight.”