The Arsenal board are said to have made three key decisions amid pressure on Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal would need to win their remaining two games and hope for both Tottenham and Everton to slip up in order to secure a Europa Conference League spot.
There was an opportunity to gain qualification to the Champions League by winning the Europa League, but Arsenal failed to find their way past Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals.
That particular result brought intense criticism for Arteta and calls for him to lose his job, but it seems not only will Stan Kroenke not sack Arteta, but he will double down on his manager.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Kroenke’s have decided to stay with Arteta and back him in the transfer window as Arsenal look to bridge the gap between themselves and European football.
He tweeted: “Arsenal are still backing Mikel Arteta and he’ll stay. The club is planning with the Spanish manager about next transfers window and new signings.”
That will be music to the ears of Arsenal fans who are aggrieved by the lack of spending at their club in recent years, something that has been a big factor in the protests against ownership group KSE.
But it seems Arsenal could be active in the market this summer, potentially adding to the money they spent last summer, which included the £45million signing of Thomas Partey.
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Though, that’s not the only decision they have made, with David Luiz expected to leave the club this summer when his contract is set to expire.
According to Romano, the decision for Luiz not to get a new contract was made with the defender himself and Arteta is also said to have given his approval for the veteran to depart this summer.
Romano added: “The decision to not offer David Luiz a new contract was made together between player, board and approved by Arteta.”