Mikel Arteta 'has lost dressing room with Arsenal players not running for him any more' claims Gabby Agbonlahor

MIKEL ARTETA has lost the Arsenal dressing room with Arsenal's players no longer running for him, claims Gabby Agbonlahor.

The talkSPORT pundit delivered a damning verdict on the future of the Arsenal boss.

But the former Aston Villa striker has sympathy for Arteta and launched a stinging attack on the Arsenal players.

Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: "You've got to understand Arteta had a decent career but he wasn't like a Zidane at Real Madrid with that sort of authority as a player.

"He's new to management and you've got some big characters in that dressing room with Ozil, Aubameyang and David Luiz.

"I can imagine Luiz has a lot to say in that dressing room with the stuff he's won in the game and the career he's had.

"I do think he's lost the dressing room. I look at body language and when Pepe came off I could tell by his body language he's not having the manager.

"Lacazette when he's coming on for ten minutes you can tell he's not having the manager.

"It's hard though when you look at it because I do feel sorry for Arteta because he's come in, done well and won a trophy and now with these results these players are not running for him.

"These players have done it to previous managers and they'll do the same to him. They'll throw him under that bus and wait for the next manager to come along."

Arteta was mocked for his baffling use of stats in a press conference to claim Arsenal should be higher than 15th in the Premier League.

And the under fire Arsenal boss faces another huge test when his team host Manchester City tonight in their EFL Cup quarter-final.

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