Mikel Arteta: Manager Of The Month

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


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AbouCuéllar

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This pre season wasn't hampered by Covid at all. If anything there was the EC, and iirc only three Arsenal players - Xhaka, Tierney and Saka - were there.
We had a few friendlies (a trip to U.S. and the tournament, as I recall?) completely cancelled no, because of the outbreak? I wasn't following too closely the pre-season but it seemed like it was hugely affected by covid, and that a number of players were absent from pre-season trainings as a result.
 

Toby Andrl

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We had a few friendlies (a trip to U.S. and the tournament, as I recall?) completely cancelled no, because of the outbreak? I wasn't following too closely the pre-season but it seemed like it was hugely affected by covid, and that a number of players were absent from pre-season trainings as a result.

Then go to the ****ing US when you know they've got a bad situation going on. And as if those modern pre season trips aren't just PR bullshit. As well as training in LA Arsenal could train somewhere in Cornwall. And I don't recall a lot of Covid cases at the club?
 

Trilly

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Then go to the ****ing US when you know they've got a bad situation going on. And as if those modern pre season trips aren't just PR bullshit. As well as training in LA Arsenal could train somewhere in Cornwall. And I don't recall a lot of Covid cases at the club?
Yeah we didn’t go to LA but it didn’t affect our pre-season in terms of building fitness and training pitch time which is the most important thing. Missing the LA games is only a slight inconvenience, if at all tbh.
 

Kav

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Arteta may have reached fifty wins in less games than Wenger but Wenger wasn’t playing Europa and also I am certain he has had more losses during that period. What is interesting is the following statistics for league games:

Mikel ArtetaUnai EmeryArsène Wenger
Games:505050
Won:212527
Drawn:12137
Lost:171216
Goals for:729196
Goals against:566864
Clean sheets:151018
Points:758888
Points per game:1.51.761.76
Win rate:42%50%54%
Loss rate:34%24%32%
Goals per game:1.441.821.92
Goals conceeded per game:1.121.361.28


As you can see Wenger had a far superior win record during this time. Make of it what you will.
 

scytheavatar

Established Member
but yeah, the fact is we are in relatively uncharted waters, and a pandemic and no real pre-season and a covid outbreak hampered second pre-season is then thrown into the mix to higher the degrees of unprecedentedness...

Explain to me why we can't assert Arteta when every team in the world is affected by the same disruptions..... and these disruptions seemed to have favoured the underdog upsetting the established powers worldwide.
 

SA Gunner

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To me, its perfectly clear that Arteta is still learning on the job and that he still isnt at a level to take us forward as a club.

I dont think that is the point however. I say so because its clear from the club's behaviour towards him, in that he will be given the opportunity this season to show that he is capable of, and check whether reaching the level of competence required at Arsenal will be soon enough.

It goes back to Edu's interview with Geoff Shreeves for me, and when he was asked about Arsenal's finishing position this season. Edu's answer, summed it up quite clearly in what was said and not said.

Arteta has the football brain, no doubt about that. Its other factors, which are key to excellent management, that he still lacks.
 

SA Gunner

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A draw away against a well oiled Potter team isn’t horrible IMO, although missed the game

The scoreline may look positive for us, in terms to them being a well oiled machine and us being work in progress. But the actual performance on the day tells the real story.

What was disappointing for me is how we couldnt get the basics right on the day. We should not be battling with the fundamentals so far into the project.
 

Haphazard

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Brighton away is a tough game but the performance, alongside the performances throughout the season have been horrific bar a good 45 mins vs a very disorganized Sp**s side.

There is 0 evidence to suggest even with all that time and funding that we have improved our general gameplay or results.
 

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