Gary Neville insists that Unai Emery is a "good coach" – despite the mounting pressure on the Arsenal boss.
A large portion of the Gunners fanbase has activated Emery after a performance result that has seen them fail to win a Premier League victory since October 6.
Neville has compared Arsenal's current suffering with that at his former Manchester United club since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure.
Emery is the first boss to take over at the Emirates since Arsene Wenger left after a 22-year spell in charge of the Gunners.
Arsenal are already eight points out of the top-four after a 2-0 defeat to Leicester at King Power Stadium ̵
"Fans are getting very impatient right now," he said on Sky Sports "Gary Neville podcast.
"I don't think anyone was surprised that Leicester went and won the game they did. It does not shock you, it does not surprise you what happens to Arsenal.
"Arsenal are what they are. They are a frustration.
" Unai Emery is put under great pressure – I know Unai Emery is a good coach.
"But after Arsene Wenger it would never be easy. I said before," be careful what you wish for, it will not People will say that Arsene Wenger should have let go sooner.
"Great coaches come into Arsenal and have a hard time changing culturally where what has happened and what has happened.
" I have seen it at Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson left. These two men were institutions at their football club, they were more than coaches.
"They were CEO, they was the club's leader in every way. Everyone looked up to them, they were the only manager in each of the clubs.
"And it will take time. So it will be necessary to show patience at Arsenal – as it has been in Manchester United. " Great clubs, huge clubs. But they will come back. The cycle will turn. "