Fabregas has urged the Arsenal fans to be more patient with Arteta.

Updated: Nov 19

Fabregas has given his opinion on Mikel Arteta following Arsenal's recent up and down showings.

Cesc Fabregas. [AFP/Getty]

The Gunners fell to a shocking 3-0 loss to Villa before the international break and currently sit in 11th place in the Premier League.


Cesc Fabregas has given his backing to Mikel Arteta by saying the Spaniard is still the right man to take Arsenal to another level despite their recent struggles.


The north London club looked like they were building momentum when they beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford, but they fell to 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates last weekend.


The result led to some supporters criticising the club's inconsistency on the pitch, but former Gunners captain Fabregas understands that it is all part of the process, adding that fans must be patient with Arteta.


"Listen, it's a transition period," Fabregas told 90 Min. "Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time.


"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."


Fabregas added: "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% sure. Maybe they still need a little bit more time."


Arsenal will be keen to return to winning ways when they play Leeds United on Sunday.



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