Mikel Arteta already 'under pressure from Arsenal board' despite still being in 'transition period', says Cesc Fabregas

MIKEL ARTETA will not have forever to turn Arsenal around, Cesc Fabregas has warned.

Arsenal sit 11th in the Premier League after a stop-start opening run of form, winning four and losing four matches.

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This season has been described by former Gunners star Fabregas as a 'transition period' that he believes is necessary for Arteta to succeed.

But the Spaniard has acknowledged the limited amount of patience afforded to managers nowadays.

Fabregas told 90min: "It's a transition period. 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, 33, is confident that Arteta can interpret his footballing education into more trophies at Emirates Stadium.

The manager enjoyed a spell at Arsenal as a player followed by a coaching role under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.

And that creates a great deal of 'excitement' for Fabregas.

He added: "You can see that he's a leader, that he knows a lot of football.

"He obviously learned from one of the very best coaches in history, Pep Guardiola, and for him, that must have been a masterclass.

"I have no doubt about that. [Pep] was at Barcelona, he knows what it takes to win.

"It's an exciting moment for Arsenal, because I believe that even though it's his first job, he's showing personality, and hopefully he can do well for the club."

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