- Mikel Arteta has not had a rosy start to the new season following his side's 2-0 shock loss against minnows Brentford
- The defeat saw the Spaniard come under fire from a section of supporters who called for his sacking
- It now appears the former midfielder's future at the Emirates is hanging on a thread unless he changes the tide
- Arteta led the Gunners to one of their worst campaigns last season as the club missed out on a European football slot for the first time in 25 years
Mikel Arteta reportedly has until December of this year to save his Arsenal job.
The Spanish tactician has come under heavy scrutiny in recent days, with the Gunners' 2-0 shock defeat in their Premier League opener seeing a section of fans call for his sacking.
According to Mirror UK, Arsenal chiefs have greater expectations from the former midfielder after backing him during the summer transfer window.
The north Londoners have already completed the signing of a number of players including Ben White who joined from Brighton for a huge £50m.
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard is also understood to be on the verge of returning to the Emirates on a permanent transfer, with his arrival expected to bolster Arteta's midfield options.
Reports filtering through the UK suggest Arsenal bosses were ready to give Arteta a free pass over his first 18 months at the helm of affairs, but this is no longer the case.
Eurosport claims the club will reassess Arteta's position in December and expect the Spaniard to have put the team in a position to challenge for a European slot at the time.
The publication further noted the former Gunners skipper has been charged with the responsibility of ensuring the team's style of play is top-notch.
Arsenal told to replace Arteta with Conte
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta apologized to supporters of the club over their 2-0 loss to Premier League newcomers Brentford on Friday evening, August 13.
It was the first time fans traveled with the club since the start of the coronavirus, but the Gunners failed to make the traveling supporters smile.
Sergi Canos fired past Bernd Leno at his near post to break the deadlock in the 22nd minute and then Christian Noergaard wrapped it up in the 73rd to seal the win for the hosts.
Source: Sports Brief News