World Famous Luchador
Comparing our wage bill to that at the other big 5 clubs (hint : it's the lowest) is probably a better way to determine who is a 'chequebook manager' and what teams are actually trying to buy success.
Younk Mik doing his thing and the team looking gewd and Arsenal winning bare.
He's a chequebook manager though, I don't see how this can be debated. Doesn't make him a bad one, just makes him a "don't watch the table when I inherit a squad, judge me when I can buy all my guys" type manager.
Couple of his type at the top of the game, it is what it is. You guys can say whatever you like, but the fact of the matter is whoever hires Mikel next has to take this into account because he's not coming to salvage the ting.
I don't think Arteta fans have to fight about every single inch about the dude, it's a bit much on here atm.