Cesc Fabregas urges Arsenal fans to be patient with Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta has already lost four Premier League games with Arsenal this season (Getty)

Cesc Fabregas has urged Arsenal fans to be patient following the Gunners’ inconsistent start to the season under Mikel Arteta.

The Spanish coach is already under pressure following Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa last Sunday.

The Gunners have lost four out of their opening eight games in the Premier League, while Arteta has also faced criticism over his decision to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left flank.

And Fabregas insists Arsenal supporters need to give Arteta time for his ideas to take shape.

‘Listen, it’s a transition period,’ Fabregas told 90min.

‘Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time.

Mikel Arteta is under pressure after Arsenal's heavy defeat to Aston Villa
Mikel Arteta is under pressure after Arsenal’s heavy defeat to Aston Villa (Getty)

‘The problem for a coach nowadays is that you have no time. You lose three games, everyone is asking for your head.

‘I know it’s very, very difficult because you want to implement your ideas, and it’s a process.

‘Sometimes, it’s difficult because football is moving very quickly, everyone wants to win, there’s pressure from the board, from the fans, from the players. You’re on the spot every single day.

‘He’s trying to find his team.

‘They have [Dani] Ceballos, they have [Granit] Xhaka, now they’ve added Thomas Partey from Atletico, who’s a very good player as well. They have Willian, they have [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang – top, top players, that’s 100 per cent sure.

‘Maybe they still need a little bit more time.’

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