For me the biggest problem I have with Arteta is that he is here 16 or 17 months and for the life of me I don’t know what sort of football he wants us to play, surely to God its not this stale, negative, counter attacking sufferball with Tierney crossing stuff aimlessly that we see so often. There is no formation or good style of play that you could say well yes that is what Artetaball will be.
People bring up that it took Klopp a few years to get Liverpool to be the top side they are now, but from very early on in his tenure at LFC you could see what he was trying to get them to do, in his first full season his biggest problem was that at about the 60 or 70 minute mark his players were out on their feet and they lost so many points in the latter stages of games due to it. But you could see his gen gen football, but what the f*ck is it that Arteta is meant to be building?
If I was seeing something that gave me confidence we are implementing a certain style of progressive football, I could get behind it, even if like Klopp in the early days at LFC it was a little flawed, but you can not convince me what we are seeing under Arteta is just a step away from being something special. Even the bloggers and twitteratti who are very vocal in their support of him don’t even suggest we are close, no its all about him needing 2 or 3 more transfer windows where he can end up with a squad that are completely his own. I’d have no problem with that if there was any sign that Arteta actually has a game plan, a style of play that will bring success. They try to tell us he has fixed the defence, yet tell us he needs a right back, a right sided CB and maybe even a keeper, that doesn’t sound like its fixed to me.
As for attacking football under Arteta, there is nothing that gives me even a glimmer of hope that he even wants us to dominate and take teams apart. He keeps going on about 2 or 3 chances in a game should be enough to see us win or at least get something out of the game, that is Sean Dyche type thinking, its not befitting of an Arsenal manager.
Spot on, the sooner fans wake up that he is destroying the DNA of football at Arsenal , the better, he is taking us backwards .He is negative, clueless and a novice
Read this on the last post and totally agree,
Pepe city were caught out at the back regularly at first but this improved over time and further forward became better and better to watch.
The same with Arsene the players who were told their entire careers to give the ball some “have it” Welly were taught to play the ball through midfield, the very reason Michael Thomas left.
But in that first half season you give see a development and obviously the next season we won the league something you just can’t see anywhere near happening with what’s going on at the moment.
I said on the last post that every preseason is a reset but even with an improvement top four doesn’t seem realistic at the moment. So after four seasons post Arsene we still won’t be back in the top four.
The turnaround at chelski shows the change in fortunes a club can make relitively quickly however that would take a top top manager being available and top top money to land him a position again difficult to imagine at the moment.
I wonder if Howe is not taking the Celtic job because he thinks something might happen this summer. Now that’s something I could get on board with he might even bring Jack back now there’s a thought.
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jeez Ian do you actually think Eddie Howe is good enough for Arsenal
FT: Man City 1-2 Leeds
leeds played the entire second half with 10 men, after having a player sent off just before half time, they scored their winner in added on time, and it moves them above us and aston villa, so AFC are now 11th in the table
We’ve checked-in with our medical team ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Sheffield United.
Calum is now back in full training and available for selection, after missing Thursday’s match against Slavia Prague due to a slight knock.
Right knee. As announced earlier in the week, David Luiz underwent a small procedure on his right knee last weekend.
The intervention went well and David is rehabilitating with the medical team.
David is expected to be back to full fitness and available for selection in the upcoming weeks.
Right ankle. Martin has been experiencing discomfort to his right ankle since being on international duty.
Martin missed Thursday’s match against Slavia Prague and continues to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.
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Left ankle. Emile sustained a sprain to his left ankle during the match against Slavia Prague on Thursday and is being assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.
Left knee. Kieran sustained ligament damage to his left knee during last weekend’s match against Liverpool.
As announced earlier in the week, surgery will not be required and it’s hoped that Kieran will be back in full training within four to six weeks.
All other players in the men’s first team squad are currently available for selection.
As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.
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After Arsene’s premature end then Eddie How wouldn’t have been good enough but we are in a very different place now and realistically are we going to attract a CL manager.
If Mikel is ,as we expect given until at least next Christmas, we could be in an even worse state.
The pool of managers we are picking from could be of much lower experience from that of which we have been looking at in the past.
When Unai got the job I didn’t hear to many massive or even big names being banded about so our choices may be very limited.
An allegedly trusted Arsenal source seems to be reporting, that sources with Arsenal ties are claiming that individuals in the Arsenal hierarchy is believed to believe that with enough time and money, this is all likely to turn out well.
So for now, Mikel is as snug as a bug in a rug.
Unless other allegedly trusted sources happen to receive feedback from other convos….
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I feel that the reluctance to remove Arteta is due to the powers that be not wanting to be seen as making another mistake. It has nothing to do with what may benefit the club but a selfish self interest.
I do not accept that we have seen anything in what arteta has done since he came to indicate that another 12 months or 12 years would make any difference other than a further deterioration in the way the team plays and our prospects of even staying as high as 11th.
What we are seeing is a worrying alienation of the senior players coupled with a rejection of the talented academy graduates.
Mediocrity is already here.
Will it get worse unless something is done?
Why do I feel as though I am whistling in the wind?
Today’s drivel is up