Ray Parlor believes it could take Arsenal three years to compete for the top four again, but has urged the Gunners board to give Mikel Arteta “a chance.”
The Gunners are one point from their last three Premier League games and Arteta’s team currently 11th in the Premier League table, nine points behind the Champions League standings.
Arsenal have struggled for consistency since Arsene Wenger left the club in 2018 and Parlor acknowledges that Arteta needs a couple of transfer windows to do well at the Emirates.
“He’s learned a little bit from Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola as well, but I would give him a chance,” Parlour told talkSPORT.
“It might take a couple of transfer windows, look at Jurgen Klopp, he got an opportunity. He came into Liverpool and there was a plan.
“Arteta has got to show he’s got a plan going forward. It might take three years to try to challenge that top four or try to challenge for the league.
“But we know money does make it easier and that’s where the board comes in.
“If they think they’ve got the right man, please give him a chance by giving him a little bit more money.”