Former England boss Sam Allardyce would take no time in improving Arsenal, according to pundit Tony Cascarino.
The pressure is on Gunners boss Mikel Arteta after a nightmare start to the Premier League season.
An opening-day defeat to Brentford set Arsenal off on the wrong foot. And losses to Man City and Chelsea have followed. Arteta’s men sit bottom of the table and have yet to score a goal.
Arteta is under fire at The Emirates and the poor start even prompted Edu to publicly defend the club’s transfer policy.
Arsenal’s technical director said he was “hurt” by Arsenal’s situation. But has asked fans to judge them when all their missing players return.
But Cascarino seemingly has no time for Arteta. He even suggested that Allardyce, who was in charge last season when West Brom were relegated, would be a better man for the job that the Spaniard.
“If you look at what he did to West Brom – I know they went down – but he certainly made them far better defensively,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“He’d make Arsenal way better.
“I know some Arsenal fans don’t care about that. They want their teams to have flair. But I think Sam would undoubtedly do a better job than Arteta is doing at the moment.”
Arteta is well aware of the struggles he faces and will be hoping the return of some key men will lift the club.
Arsenal lining up Conte?
His time could well be short-lived though because, according to Todo Fichajes, Arsenal are already making moves behind the scenes to replace the 39-year-old.
The Spanish source are far from a reputable outlet, so the latest talk could well be make believe.
But they report that former Chelsea boss “Antonio Conte was contacted a little over a week ago” after Arsenal’s first two Premier League defeats.
The outlet say the experienced coach has “already closed a preliminary agreement” with Arsenal.
Basically, Conte has apparently agreed in principle to taking over in north London. But, as long as he can do so before October.
That would leave Arteta needing a drastic improvement in results in his next three games.