Arsenal needs to pull the plug on the Mikel Arteta experiment

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Oh, how rough the fall has been for Arsenal and its fans. In what's felt like an eternity, the club just can't remain competitive or relevent in the English Premier League. Things were only made worse for the club on Thursday, as they were eliminated in the Europa League.

Arsenal had a chance to set up an all-English final in the Europa League against Manchester United, but a 2-1 loss on aggregate saw those dreams come to an end. With the club also out of the Top 4 hunt, there's no way they play in the Champions League next season. This is on Arteta.

Arsenal fans are losing patience with the manager. When Arteta arrived from Manchester City, serving as an assistant to Pep Guardiola, the hope was that he'd be able to turn things around in North London. That hasn't been the case and it's been another year to forget for the Gunners.

Again, this is on Arteta. He was hired to right the ship and he's failed to do so. It's time for the board to pull the plug and fire him.