- Mikel Arteta is hoping to enjoy utmost support from Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke
- The Gunners suffered 1-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Tuesday, July 21
- During the game, some of the club fans flew the message saying Kroenke out above the Villa Park
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that he is enjoying the full backing of the club owner Stan Kroenke after his side's slim defeat to struggling Aston Villa.
Trezeguet scored the only goal that lifted the Clarets above the Gunners at the Villa Park as they limped one spot above the relegation zone with just one game to wrap the season off.
The North Londoners will miss out on qualifying for Europa League after the defeat as they rank 10th with 53 points after 37 games.
During the game earlier this week, some of the fans flew a plane with the message “Back Arteta, Kroenke Out”.
But Arteta, while addressing the media after the game, said: “No, no, Kroenke and board and the sporting director, I feel full backing from them.
“What we don’t know is a lot and we have to wait for a bit of time.
“But the backing and support is 100 percent and the fans have to believe what I’m saying.”
Despite joining the team halfway, Arteta could win his first title for the Gunners when they battle London rivals Chelsea in the final of this year's FA Cup championship.
The North Londoners cruised to the final after dispatching the defending champions 2-0 at the Wembley Stadium, while Frank Lampard's men defeat Manchester United to book a date.
According to Daily Star, the Spanish born tactician has asked the club for money as they edge closer to this summer's transfer window in a matter of weeks.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is atop of Arteta's wishlist and the 38-year-old took the chance to appeal publicly to the American after beating Liverpool last week.
“It's a big concern," Arteta explained. "You can see how [Liverpool] build their squad and there is no magic, you need to improve the squad with quality, quality players.
“And we need a bigger squad to compete in this competition. That is the challenge. "It's a massive job. You only have to look at the difference between the two teams - it's enormous.
"The gap in many areas we can't improve it in two months but the gap between the accountability, the energy, the commitment and the fight between the two teams is now equal.
"Before it wasn't like this. I'm very proud of that. "The rest will take some time but at least we've got that now and my message to the players is with that we can create something."
Legit.ng earlier reported that it was a fight to the finish on Tuesday night, July 21, when Arsenal suffered a major setback in their quest to reach next season's Europa League as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa.
The highly entertaining encounter saw the hosts temporarily leave the relegation zone, while Arsenal's quest for the Europa league was dashed.
Mikel Arteta's men looked so bright as they press for the lead and in the 13th minute, Bukayo Saka looked to capitalise against Ahmed Elmohamady down that left channel; he found Eddie Nketiah, whose first touch wasn't great and couldn't connect with the effort before Tyrone Mings cleared the danger.