Unai Emery is "tactically inept" and the Arsenal team may have lost faith in his ability.
That's the opinion of former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy, who reckons Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder would be doing a better job if he was in charge in north London.
The Gunners have a poor start in the Premier League this season and have won just four of their opening 12 fixtures in the English top flight.
Emery is under pressure to turn things around, with fans beginning to get on his back, but the board has ensured the Spaniard is not in immediate danger of getting the sack.
Despite this, Murphy reckons the Gunners would be better off with another man at the helm ̵
He told talkSPORT: "[Granit] Xhaka was never a holding midfielder, he should never have been playing as a holding midfielder, he wasn't the answer.
" [Lucas] Torreira was there, he's playing now, but you got got Torreira and a young lad, [Matteo] Guendouzi – who has done well, actually, h
"You're an Arsenal football club, you're trying to compete, you're trying to get back in the Champions League places and they haven't got enough.
"His hands are tied up in terms of the recruiting opportunities they have, but ultimately, they are tactically so inept.
"Watford was far from another one where they kept playing out of the back and kept losing it. I'm all for sticking with your philosophy, but change things during a game, mix it up. He has shown before that he does not mind mixing it up.
"When He First Came There Were Lots of substitutions early in games, lost of tactical changes.
"Maybe the players have lost faith a little bit, and that, unfortunately, subconsciously, creates a really bad physical reaction in terms of not believing what you dong when you go out on the pitch, and it drains you. "