Former Brighton star Glen Murray urged Mikel Arteta to ignore the noise from Arsenal fans and focus on rebuilding the club.
The Spaniard has been tasked with making them a top club again and he has been supported by the signing of new and young players.
It takes time to rebuild anything, but some Arsenal fans aren’t willing to wait too long.
Even those who understand the club were in bad shape before Arteta became their manager want a change of fortune.
This could force the Spaniard to change his tactics just to get the results he wants.
However, the former Premier League ace said Arsenal’s current average age shows the Gunners are looking to become a dominant Premier League club in the future and not now.
He says a younger team means Arteta can mold them into whatever he wants and urges him to shut down fan noise and keep working behind the scenes.
“To have this average age (24) at such a big club, they are looking to dominate the future, they are not looking to dominate at the moment,” Murray told Sky Sports as quoted by Football London.
“You asked Jack (Wilshere) if Mikel Arteta would prefer a younger team, I think it’s easier for a first managerial job to come in, I think he has a young energetic and flexible team.
“They’re not carrying any of the previous baggage that some Arsenal players have carried and can’t stand the pressure from some fans. I think they have to, with all due respect, turn off the fan noise and continue to work.