Time is seemingly running out for Mikel Arteta despite the fact the Arsenal board look to be behind the ex-Manchester City coach in this torrid time, as the Gunners sit just five points above the relegation zone in 15th.
At the same time, with Burnley boasting two games in hand over the north London side, there could be a case for Arsenal being just a couple of points and one place above the relegation zone at Christmas, something which is beyond unthinkable for any Arsenal fan.
Arteta is now, surely, just living off the FA Cup win in the previous season, as the club have since gone onto lose 11 games, draw seven and win only two this Premier League season, meaning there truly is no argument to keep him in the job, bar the 'give him time' theory.
Currently, after Bilic was sacked, Arteta is the 5/4 favourite to go next and it does seem the ex-Gunners midfielder is just a matter of days and one more defeat away from the sack. And, to put it in perspective, the 1-0 defeat to Burnley at the Emirates could end up being the defeat that throws them into the bottom three in the next few weeks, if they fail to win and Burnley and Fulham continue their improving form.
It truly is the worst Arsenal side in Premier League history and something needs to change soon - for that to be Arteta to go, odds are 5/4.