Arsenal’s dismal start to the season is ‘no longer suitable’, says Lehmann


The ex-Gunners and Germany shot-stopper believes the board, Mikel Arteta and the avid players must all proportion the blame for their poor results.

Arsenal’s popularity is in decline amid the club’s susceptible start to the season, says former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.

Although the Gunners secure their best possible document throughout the Europa League this week to finish easiest of Group B, they’ve been underwhelming throughout the Premier League.

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Mikel Arteta’s group are 15th throughout the table, merely seven problems clear of the relegation zone and 11 adrift of leaders Tottenham, and have won merely one in all their ultimate seven suits inside the most efficient flight.

It is the worst get started they’ve made to a season in 39 years and Lehmann, who spent 5 years at Arsenal, says it is been an unacceptable beginning for a club of their stature.

“The position right now is the worst in decades. For a club like Arsenal that is not acceptable,” the former Germany global knowledgeable The Daily Mail.

“All of us old players would try to help and make the Arsenal brand strong and big. We are very disappointed because the brand name is deteriorating, and you simply cannot let that happen.”

He added: “The board has to make the correct choices, the executive has to make the correct choices by way of signing gamers and training them.

“The avid players are in an improbable atmosphere, they are in London at one of the most standard golfing apparatus.

“It turns out that a few of them are nonetheless having issues to deal with the force as a result of everyone expects them to win one thing.

“But we don’t seem to be even speaking about profitable anymore whilst you talk of Arsenal. There are a large number of issues.”

It has been a length of upheaval for Arsenal since Arsene Wenger’s departure in 2018 after 22 years in fee.

Arteta is the 3rd supervisor to sit down within the dugout for the reason that Frenchman left and Lehmann says the force is at the Spaniard to provoke.

“Wenger teamed along side [former vice-chairman] David Dein for a very long time. There was once massive consistency, and fiscal consistency,” he mentioned. “The spine of the group and of the club, that has lengthy long gone now.

“But take a look at Manchester United after Sir Alex [Ferguson] has left. It is similar drawback there, and soccer has moved on.

“It is all the time the similar. If you’re employed for a large membership like Arsenal, and you do not satisfy ambitions, then you must settle for to get replaced.”

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