Arsene Wenger continues to lose support behind the scenes in north London and has seen senior players turn against him in recent weeks, following a woeful spell of four consecutive defeats across all competitions.
The Gunners have remarkably already endured eight defeats since the turn of the calendar year, leaving their hopes of finishing inside the Premier League’s top four in tatters- and increasing the importance of Thursday’s trip to face AC Milan.
Arsenal will face off against Gennaro Gattuso’s in-form side at the San Siro and Wenger desperately needs a win, with growing resentment across the board at Arsenal- including from within his own squad.
The Sun states Hector Bellerin was furious after being dropped for Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton, replaced in the line-up by Calum Chambers, after being given no indication of the plan- finding out just two hours prior to kick-off.
Bellerin had trained with the team in the build-up to the game and was expected to start, with the Spaniard believing his exclusion has seen him made a scapegoat for Arsenal’s woeful run of form- and it adds further pressure to Thursday’s game in Italy.