Former Arsenal midfielder Edu has called for patience as the North London club continues to rebuild.
The Gunners lost some key players in the summer including Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy and have kicked off the season in poor fashion by taking just seven points from as many Premier League matches.
But Edu, general manager of Brazilian club Corinthians, is aware that replacing the quality of these types of players will take time and hopes Gunners fans can be patient as the rebuilding continues.
“There are some big changes,” he told Arsenal.com. “They have sold two or three important players who are difficult to replace.
“For me, to build a good team you need time - like in our time. I remember for three or four years we were playing together and that is why we built a very good, strong team.