Arsenal board have decided to back manager Mikel Arteta in the January transfer market, amid fears the club will be caught up into a relegation battle.
But the underfire Arteta has another problem on his hands, as it has emerged that there is disquiet from members of his squad.
After an encouraging 1-1 draw against Southampton in midweek, the pressure on the Spaniard intensified after the Gunners lost 2-1 at Everton.
In the short-term, the Arsenal hierarchy are unequivocally backing Arteta despite their alarming slide down the table.
Funds will be made available for him to strengthen the team when the transfer window re-opens, with a creative midfielder a priority for the Gunners.
However, before then, Arteta has to start getting results, starting with a Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City on Tuesday.
Arsenal will then clash with Chelsea on Boxing Day.
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