Fabrizio Romano states that Edu retains protection for Arteta as manager

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Edu Gaspar, the Director of Football at Arsenal has remained adamant that Mikel Arteta will not be sacked in the near future.

The journalist is known for his knowledge and connections inside the footballing world, and is widely known as an ‘in the know’ when it comes to finding inside knowledge, and is one who regularly finds information before many news sources.

His understanding of Arsenal’s stance on Mikel Arteta may come as a shock to some however, with reports claiming that Thomas Tuchel or Massimiliano Allegri have been earmarked as potential replacements for the under-fire boss.

He claims that both Edu and Arsenal Football Club retain strongly behind their manager, despite his horrendous Premier League form at present.

Mikel Arteta has just the one league win in their last eight matches, thanks to their victory over Chelsea on Boxing Day, but the club is sticking behind their man, who led them to FA Cup and Community Shield triumphs in only a short time in charge.

The club has since invested in the new manager by bringing in a new defender and central midfielder in Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey, who have both impressed in the opening months of their Arsenal careers, and the club appears unwilling to give up on their relatively inexperienced manager just yet, as Romano told his column at CBS Sports.



  1. If Edu had given Arteta his desired creative midfielder Houssem Aouar and the results were as they are now, Edu could open his mouth. Edu must shut up and do his job. Since his appointment, Arsenal has failed to make the top four. In the last transfer window particularly ,his incompetence and poor negotiations skills were blatant. Under Edu as director, we have seen the decline of Arsenal, with three different managers/coaches, Wenger, Emery and Arteta. It should be clear to see that the poison at Arsenal is the link between them, Edu Gasper. The coaches despite sanctioning the acquisition of players they need to implement their style of play, Edu have failed them by not delivering for one reason or another. It seems that Edu doesn’t understand his role in working together with the coach, or probably his arrogance has led him to disrespect .

    1. Wayne I do not agree with you on failed aquistion of of Aouar. Many reasons could be sted for the poor transfer which includes too many player in the squad already, lack of funds released by the owner or sanctioned by the owner. My only problem with Edu is signing Luis and William.

  2. Interesting PATRICK, that you describe FABRIZIO as in the know but when I REGULARLY say precisely the same thing as he has said, I get shot down by the know nothings on here. I am certain that the hierarchy are solidly behind him and have read the many signs to that effect that certain others choose not to see.

    It is well known that some will never see what they do NOT WANT to see , no matter how blindingly obvious it is to perceptive fans such as me and many others btw.

    Some, even now, still choose to fool themselves that Ozil will be brought back from exile and into the team! THAT sort of self fantasy is the sort of thing we realists have to deal with.

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