Mikel Arteta: Manager Of The Month

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


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Barry

Well-Known Member
Arteta is inevitable and he’s going nowhere, so that poll is irrelevant and done to death. Also, not very clear if it’s what we think will happen or what we want to happen.

A better poll would be are you a fan or a supporter straight yes or no. Plata O Plomo.

Love Narcos, going to thumbs up any post with references. 👍👍👍
 

Atlas

Lost a sausage bet on Xhaka 😭
We have a great run of 6 games coming up that are all winnable before we play Liverpool. Chance for the team to really build up some form. Brighton, Palace, Villa in the league then Leeds in the cup followed by Leicester and Watford. Would expect 12-15 points from that run plus getting past Leeds. Could really turn the season around and best of all Swiss Ch@rlie Adam won’t be available.
 

Fabregasm

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We have a great run of 6 games coming up that are all winnable before we play Liverpool. Chance for the team to really build up some form. Brighton, Palace, Villa in the league then Leeds in the cup followed by Leicester and Watford. Would expect 12-15 points from that run plus getting past Leeds. Could really turn the season around and best of all Swiss Ch@rlie Adam won’t be available.

Looks like you are fully onboard the "process" now :thumbsup:
 

Xillin

Xhaka 🔛, Telly 🔨
We have a great run of 6 games coming up that are all winnable before we play Liverpool. Chance for the team to really build up some form. Brighton, Palace, Villa in the league then Leeds in the cup followed by Leicester and Watford. Would expect 12-15 points from that run plus getting past Leeds. Could really turn the season around and best of all Swiss Ch@rlie Adam won’t be available.
Imo none of those games will be easy except maybe Leeds and Watford. As for CP, i can see Viera going all in against us :lol:
 

Kav

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I am not afraid to give respect where it is due. Arteta got almost everything right today and he should get credit for the team selections (except for Xhaka, I thought it was too early to play him).

I will reserve any comment about the GK situation as I don’t know what the thinking is. Everything else was spot on today. Well done Arteta!
 

Keplaz

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Counters and transitions, I’m talking about situations where the defence isn’t set. It’s easier to score in those situations but that isn’t our problem.

We did not need to do anything in the second half or couldn’t? Don’t lie to yourself. Yeah at 3-0 up you cruise, but you can’t tell me that second half went to plan for us.

Anyway the main reason I’m annoyed is that Mikel has earned himself another six months with this win but this win didn’t show any progress in the areas we needed to see progress and our board definitely isn’t smart enough to see that. Similar example is United regularly winning big games but their real issue is being able to dominate against smaller teams.
I don't know if saying we didn't show any progress in the areas we need to, is completely correct . We've been steadily getting better.

We've scored three goals and you can see shoots of cohesion. Teams are built over time. It's not plug and play like FIFA. And there's a lot of pieces which need to gel.

The second half wasn't great but does that mean we can ignore the first? That endurance to play at a high level for a whole 90, comes gradually. But you have to start somewhere.

If we regress again or struggle then question the manager but to not even enjoy a NLD win because you want Arteta to fail is disgraceful.

I can see progress and I can see there's a plan. And the goals were well executed. Arsenal were the protagonists in the first half and faded in the second.

It may lead to more improvements. It may be a false dawn. But let it play out. Then we can see if the manager needs to go or not.
 

blrgooner

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For me the real challenge is now. I have never been completely "Arteta out" till now but what has frustrated me the most in his tenure is that we have been very inconsistent. We have highs like yesterday and then fail to maintain the intensity and get a big enough run of wins going.
We were on a big high last season after beating Man Utd and then went through a slump starting with that awful performance against Villa. After beating Chelsea and WBA I think we were very poor against Crystal Palace. There were many such examples. Next week will reveal more about Mikel and this squad IMO.
 

GLITCH

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We got three points so far from pointless but why have we struggled against the likes of Norwich and Burnley but trashed Sp**s?

We did well to exploit a poor performance but I need to see stuff like that against good teams.
Form goes out' the window in a NLD. If performances drop after this, then we can say it was game-raising for the occasion. A false dawn.
 

Pyres7

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For me the real challenge is now. I have never been completely "Arteta out" till now but what has frustrated me the most in his tenure is that we have been very inconsistent. We have highs like yesterday and then fail to maintain the intensity and get a big enough run of wins going.
We were on a big high last season after beating Man Utd and then went through a slump starting with that awful performance against Villa. After beating Chelsea and WBA I think we were very poor against Crystal Palace. There were many such examples. Next week will reveal more about Mikel and this squad IMO.
There have been a few false dawns before. We played some of the best football I've seen under Arteta in the 3-1 win against Chelsea and the home win against Sp**s last season, but we couldn't maintain the same level against the other teams. The pressing stopped, and the U shaped passing maps and cross spamming came back.

Lets see if it's different this time. If he can consistently draw out the level we saw in the first half he'll win his doubters over.
 

Makingtrax

Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants
Didn't watch the 2nd half, wasn't it good?
I had to go out at half time, to a 5 a side match, so I watched it later on record. We looked to have tired and they came back into it. They didn't get a penalty shout and scored a goal.

Noticed some notable Wenger haters were were tagging me asking where I was, getting very excited at finally seeing a manager playing well, as if their actions of removing the great man had been finally justified with one decent 45 mins of football. lmao :lol:
 

Blood on the Tracks

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That Brentford result is still annoying me. Fair enough they're probably a better side than we gave them credit for and we had selection issues but if we'd have won that match or at least not lost we'd have been in touching distance of top 4 after having played probably the two best sides in the league after 6 games. That wouldn't have been a bad position to be in, all in all.

I think we've seen in the past year or so that when Arteta is facing real pressure he's able to dig in and get some good results. Would be nice if we could consistently perform to level we did against Sp**s though, that's what it's going to take if we're going to have a run at top 4.
 

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