Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta feels Chelsea legend Frank Lampart deserves the opportunity to turn his side around after a mismatch of a season so far.
Arteta won his first silverware as a manager when his team defeated Chelsea in the 2020 FA Cup final at Wembley.
Back then, Lampard had enjoyed a decent first season as Blues boss, and Arteta was under immense pressure.
The tables have turned somewhat since, with Lampard now fighting to keep his job at Stamford Bridge.
Being a Chelsea legend should be one of the main considerations when talking about giving a manager extra time, Arteta says.
“I have known Frank for a few years and I spent some time with him and I would like the club to support him and give him a chance,” said the Spaniard.
“He has huge experience as a player, he is an icon over there and he has done some really good things.
“You need time, and something we have not had in this calendar year is time to work on anything.”
In December, Arteta was the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Premier League managerial casualty.
A free mobile bet on Lampard being the next manager to go could be a smart move right now. Poor Frank.