“The situation is best summed up by the fact the outside world currently has more admiration and respect for Arsenal’s teenagers and those in their early 20s than those who should be at their peak, or are in their early 30s,” he continued.
“That’s the wrong way round for a healthy dressing room. Until Arteta reverses that, the club faces a long wait to become a title contender again.”
Arsenal face doomed Sheffiled United on Sunday looking to close the gap between them and the European places.
But Arteta insists the focus of his squad, simply remains on the next game: “It is nine points with eight games to play, there is still plenty to play for, mathematically it is still possible, but we have to put a run together.”