Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that he and his family have received online threats.
The Gunners boss is currently overseeing a rebuild at Emirates stadium, with fringe players having been moved on as the Spaniard looks usher in a new era of success in north London.
Recent results have seen the club slump into the bottom half of the table, however, with losses against Wolves and Aston Villa seemingly angering fans to the point of hurling abuse at Arteta and his loved ones.
“I think if we would be reading everything that is written about us, probably we’d have to stay in bed a lot of days,” Arteta told his press conference on Friday.
“I think we are all exposed to that in this industry and that’s why I prefer not to read because it would affect me personally much more the moment somebody wants to touch my family.
“It happened, the club was aware of it and we tried to do something about it, and that’s it.”
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce also recently revealed that he has received death threats via social media and Arteta is hopeful changes can be made for the better in the long term.