Morale and confidence appears to be ebbing away at an alarming rate with Wednesday’s 4-1 League Cup defeat against Manchester City the latest in a series of underwhelming performances.
Indeed, results have deteriorated at such a rate that Arsenal are currently just four points above the relegation zone ahead of their Boxing Day clash against Chelsea.
Arteta, who spent the final year of his playing career in the same Arsenal dressing room as Cech, faces a potentially defining run of fixtures with matches against fellow strugglers West Brom and Brighton on the horizon.
Cech, who returned to Chelsea following his retirement in 2019, concedes that results will ultimately prove the determining factor with regards to Arteta’s fate, but claims the Spaniard’s hopes of turning the ship around rely on the club maintaining a united front.
He told talkSPORT: ‘It’s hard for any manager when results don’t go your way and then you try to change the way the team play or the philosophy of the football. When you start to change a little bit it needs time. As well to implement that faster you have to have everybody believe in it, you need some results as well.
‘As soon as you are on the football pitch knowing you’ve won three on the bounce you don’t worry less about what’s going to happen you just worry about your game, you just go on and suddenly you go ‘oh this works, that works’.
‘This is the hardest part in football because it’s easy to suddenly say this is not working and do something else but you can’t do that all the time.
‘But of course in modern football it’s the results that count and at the end of the day you need to find your balance to have success and the way you do it.’