Henrikh Mkhitaryan has called on Arsenal players to be united and “fight” for under-fire manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman has come under heavy criticism lately after the London side were torn apart 3-0 by a ruthless Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday.
Arsenal are also not in the top four in the Premier League table, meaning they are in danger of missing out on a second consecutive Champions League outing, save they win the Europa League.
However, Mkhitaryan who came to the Emirates in January, has described the former Monaco boss as a “role model” for the team.
The Gunners will face City on Thursday in a league clash and the former Manchester United man admitted it has been tough for the side this period.
“It’s not the easiest time for the club, but we are here to help, do our best, and put Arsenal on the level that it was before,” the player told Sky Sports.
“I know it’s not going to be easy, but we’re trying, and doing our best.
“It’s a pleasure to work with [Wenger]. He knows a lot about football, he can give you good advice, and I’m very happy to be here.
“Of course it’s not very easy for him either, but we have to play for the club, play for him, because he is a big role model for this team, big person at this club, so we have to do our best to show we are ready to fight for him.”