CHRIS SUTTON and Robbie Savage were left stunned when one irate Arsenal fan called for Mauricio Pochettino to replace Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners lost 3-0 to Aston Villa on Sunday to continue their inconsistent form under the Spaniard.
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It led to one supporter demanding former Tottenham boss Pochettino be brought in over the international break.
Gooner Richie told BBC 5 Live's 606 phone-in: "Mikel Arteta has to go tonight and we need to use the international break to bring in Max Allegri or Mauricio Pochettino.
"I've run out of patience and I think I speak for a lot of Arsenal fans when I say that.
"He should have done what Lampard or Gerrard did. That's manage at a smaller club, cut their [teeth], and maybe come back in a few years. It's too big of a step up for him.
"He won the FA Cup but that papered over a load of cracks."
The radio show's presenters were left baffled by the notion, with Savage calling out 'Tonight?!' as Richie gave his reasoning.
You're going early here, it's ridiculous. Where's your patience?
Fellow former Premier League star Sutton felt that the desire to see Arteta leave was bonkers.
He stated: "You're going early here, it's ridiculous. Where's your patience?"
Arteta has struggled to get the Gunners' attack moving with no league goals from open play for six-and-a-half hours.
Furthermore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a big disappointment and continues to be played down the left wing by his manager.
But Arsenal held the best defensive record in the league until the weekend and Arteta has delivered an FA Cup and Community Shield since taking over in December 2019.
The prospect of ex-Spurs favourite Pochettino coming in is rather unlikely, although the Argentine is on the lookout for a job.
He told Sky Sports earlier in the month: “I always feel ready to get back involved in the game. I love football, it’s my job.
“It’s not a stress when you are working, it’s not a stress to go into the training ground, it’s not a stress to prepare the game, it’s not a stress to compete.
“My hair is long, look. I hope to cut it when we start working again to work. I am looking forward again to being involved in the game.”
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