Mikel Arteta: Manager Of The Month

What does Mikel need to do to keep his job in your opinion?


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El Duderino

99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One
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Would be interesting to split A-M posters into "Fan" and "Supporter" categories. Might be dangerous though. Reopening barely healed older wounds as internecine warfare breaks out between different tribes - The Usual Suspects; The *** Squad; The Sauce Squad and all of the splinter factions (pro/anti vaxxers, Özil loyalists, "The Youth", The Iconoclasts etc). @Riou and I caught in the crossfire, just wailing with fear and despair.

(I'm definitely a supporter btw 😉)

Reckon the brexit means brexit lot would have a field day with international fans... Or is that supporters?
 

Hleb's Sirush

Well-Known Member
Chill......last season was terrible. You dont see much of passing through the middle. Its always sideways and backpass before going through the left. And when team sits deep its always gonna be donut-shaped passings. There is at least penetrations through the middle now now in the last 2 PL games and the cup game. If it gets more interesting and we win more matches i wouldnt complain.

Yes you are right standards are low now. But i am not trying to cite some through passes as a means to justify anything. I am comparing what is going on with last season's football and the first 3 shambolic league games that we have.

I am not going to be on the side of bashing arsenal nor am i going to over praise the club either. Its an observation.

"I am sure even amateur side" just starting with arguements like this....Just go to sleep kid.
More drivel from you. Whenever someone criticises how our team plays you think they're foaming at the mouth and raging uncontrollably hence why you feel the need to ask everyone to chill. Just because someone post constructive criticism doesn't mean they need to relax or are a kid. Ironically it is you who needs to chill.
 

Makingtrax

Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants
Funny how AM has been battering Arteta for about a year now, but Mikel only fires back when Hairspray is gone, so not to catch him in the crossfire.

Least Arteta is as loyal to him, as Spray is to Mikel...he will appreciate that, wherever he is.
Anybody else mourning the passing of the Spray? Missing answering those posts about Mikel being world class and Arsène being clueless. And he always came back even when he was on the floor. :lol:
 

Hleb's Sirush

Well-Known Member
This gave me a good laugh 🤣

I've always loved writing. The best thing that came out of the pandemic (never thought I'd hear myself say that) was rekindling my love of writing & putting the many idle hours to good use.

Had my first ever (two actually) stories published earlier this year. The main character in one of them is named Mikel.

As much as I wanted to kill him, doing it in fiction was my only recourse. He didn't survive (and it felt a little too good 🤣 )
I was just reading Barry's post in which he says he loves your work and praises the way you tell a story. I was contemplating responding to that post asking him not to encourage you to start writing stories as I was 100% sure Arteta would be cast as the villain and would no doubt meet his end in a gory, brutal finale. I could even picture a scene where you would have him mowed down on a pedestrian crossing. A literary retribution for the pedestrian football with countless crosses you had to suffer for so long.

In the end I decided not to reply to that post. Imagine my reaction after scrolling down and seeing your reply to him 🤣
 

TornadoTed

Well-Known Member
I almost forget how bad our football is sometimes and then I watch a bit of other teams and I'm reminded how slow and laborious we are. I'm currently watching West Ham v Leeds and both play so much nicer stuff than we do. There are so many things on show that Mikel has coached out of our players, knocking the ball round with 1-2 touches, players taking people on and expressing themselves, little interchanges and chemistry between, Benrahma and Antonio stand out in that regard, trying to get the ball forward as quickly as possible etc.
 

Haphazard

Active Member
Next time I hope Mikel can explain the difference between a football manager and Pep's personal head polisher.
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Arteta's qualifications for the job.

I think his supporters are possibly worse than Arteta, there is 0 evidence by any metric he can turn things around or get us to play good football, every player under him has regressed and his signings are all questionable. Yet you have these psuedo intellectuals who will pleasure themselves because ESR exploited a half space in min 14 of a 1-0 loss to a mid table side and use that as evidence of him needing time and players.

Our fanbase has just straight up accepted mediocrity because the club told us the best they could do is 8th, our DOF doesn't even want to set a target so people can hold him accountable . Our fans pay the highest prices in world football the least they should be doing is wanting the club to try and improve and bring in the best people to beat the odds.


Arteta has been lucky to face 2 bottom of the league sides and championship level teams in the cups, it's all gonna unravel very soon.Dude is talking a lot of **** for a guy whose team has scored 1 open play goal in 5 games (3 of those are Brentford,Norwich and Burnley)
 

Emeryates

Professional Troll
Brentford drawing to Pool

Suddenly losing to them and inevitable losses to City/Chelsea don't look so bad. Arteta haters in shambles
 

Camus

Active Member
Brentford drawing to Pool

Suddenly losing to them and inevitable losses to City/Chelsea don't look so bad. Arteta haters in shambles
We lost 2-0 to Brentford.

We lost 2-0 to Chelsea.

We lost 5-0 to City.

We were rock bottom of the PL.

We had xG of 1.77, the lowest in the PL by almost half.

We had an xGA of 10, the highest in the PL by nearly 3 clear goals.

We had a xPTS of 0.73, the lowest in the PL nearly half.

Not only only were result tangibly, and factually shockingly poor, hypothetically statically analysis of our performances were also shockingly poor. We were without question the worst side in the league. Norwich and Wolves who were down there with us on 0 points as well were at least "statistically" better than their results. Just acknowledge that and move forward hoping we can turn this around instead of consistently trying to retroactively justify Arteta's failures as successes.
 

boonthegoon

Arteta In by November
We lost 2-0 to Brentford.

We lost 2-0 to Chelsea.

We lost 5-0 to City.

We were rock bottom of the PL.

We had xG of 1.77, the lowest in the PL by almost half.

We had an xGA of 10, the highest in the PL by nearly 3 clear goals.

We had a xPTS of 0.73, the lowest in the PL nearly half.

Not only only were result tangibly, and factually shockingly poor, hypothetically statically analysis of our performances were also shockingly poor. We were without question the worst side in the league. Norwich and Wolves who were down there with us on 0 points as well were at least "statistically" better than their results. Just acknowledge that and move forward hoping we can turn this around instead of consistently trying to retroactively justify Arteta's failures as successes.
You wasted your time. He was being sarcastic. He's arteta out :lol:
 

AmsterdamGunner

Active Member
Would be interesting to split A-M posters into "Fan" and "Supporter" categories. Might be dangerous though. Reopening barely healed older wounds as internecine warfare breaks out between different tribes - The Usual Suspects; The *** Squad; The Sauce Squad and all of the splinter factions (pro/anti vaxxers, Özil loyalists, "The Youth", The Iconoclasts etc). @Riou and I caught in the crossfire, just wailing with fear and despair.

(I'm definitely a supporter btw 😉)
I’m a supporter of Arsenal and not a fan of Arteta.

Is that what he means?
 
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