Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has warned Mikel Arteta that he is now under immense pressure, after they crashed out of the Europa League against Villarreal.
The Gunners lost 2-1 and could only draw 0-0 with Unai Emery’s side at the Emirates on Thursday night.
Although Arteta insists he is still the best man for the job, there are already speculations about his job.
Arsenal sit in ninth place in the Premier League and are now staring at the prospect of a season without European football for the first time since 1995/1996.
“The manager comes under enormous pressure, you start to look at the wisdom of a young manager coming in to take a job here. It’s a huge job, massive job at this football club.
“You have to be a quick learner as a manager. I’m not saying he is not going to be manager of the club, that is a decision that will be made through the summer,” Keown told BT Sport.
He added: “The team didn’t turn up, the tactics – he (Arteta) was outsmarted by the previous manager (Emery) in both games, which is a bit of an embarrassment.”