Mikel Arteta: Mid-table Mikel

On a scale from 1-10 (the most), how much faith do you have in Arteta?

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Rex Banter

Got Swerved By Gallas
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Think the Burnley game is huge for us. Too many times we’ve had a great result then completely fallen apart the next.

Beating Liverpool and losing to Villa the next game last season or beating Utd away then getting smashed by Villa again at home or even playing West Brom off the park then doing nothing for 90 minutes at home to a wank Palace side a few days later.

If we’re going to be a top team the bipolar performances have to stop. You can’t take games off like we seem to do so often. That’s what worries me about Arteta more than anything so if he can get some consistency out of this squad even just in performances it’ll go a long way.
 

El Duderino

99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One
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Think the Burnley game is huge for us. Too many times we’ve had a great result then completely fallen apart the next.

Beating Liverpool and losing to Villa the next game last season or beating Utd away then getting smashed by Villa again at home or even playing West Brom off the park then doing nothing for 90 minutes at home to a wank Palace side a few days later.

If we’re going to be a top team the bipolar performances have to stop. You can’t take games off like we seem to do so often. That’s what worries me about Arteta more than anything so if he can get some consistency out of this squad even just in performances it’ll go a long way.

I'm mostly glad that we managed to rest Saka and Partey, shame we had to play ESR but someone was bound to be overplayed and I don't know the situation with Ödegaard fitness wise.

At least thats ESR not being played on the wing, where he's less involved.

Should mean Auba with Pepe and Saka either side of him for Burnley if he doesn't drop nico.

Hopefully he realizes that Cedric is a better partner for Nico and that if he has to play, you play him with Saka and move Pepe to the left.
 

Rex Banter

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I'm mostly glad that we managed to rest Saka and Partey, shame we had to play ESR but someone was bound to be overplayed and I don't know the situation with Ødegaard fitness wise.

At least thats ESR not being played on the wing, where he's less involved.

Should mean Auba with Pepe and Saka either side of him for Burnley if he doesn't drop nico.

Hopefully he realizes that Cedric is a better partner for Nico and that if he has to play, you play him with Saka and move Pepe to the left.

He might rest guys again for Burnley because afterwards we have three huge games in seven days.

Olympiakos twice with the NLD in the middle. Ideally we play full strength side in all three.
 

sdotzdot

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Some very odd choices today.

bringing in Mari, stopped playing Cedric whilst in form to suddenly bring him back, Elneny, resting Auba and Saka.

He rested our star players against Leicester away when there’s so many games left as if to say he doesn’t care about the league anymore, it worked, but doesn’t sit right with me when the Manager of Arsenal is doing that.

Paid off on this occasion but the general view would be calling for his head saying these were disastrous choices that were made. The margins between a disaster and a master class in football are so very thin.
 

Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

Not a Closet Sp**s Fan
People still call him average? This was a very convincing win. Even City shipped 5 goals. We need to support Mikel.
Once again we should stop comparing ourselves with other teams like City. Leicester are better away from home, at home they've lost 6 times now, including against Fulham, Leeds. And that win happened at the start of the season when City hadn't warmed up yet.
 

Blood on the Tracks

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I don't think at this stage of Arteta's managerial career you can put him in the same bracket as Rodgers. One win is only one win and Arteta is still in his infancy as a manager.

I think Arteta has the potential to be as good as manager as Rodgers, maybe better, but it's only potential at this stage. He could still fail here after all.

Rodgers has shown himself to be in that 'Not quite WC but very good manager' bracket for quite some time. Arteta is some way off that yet.
 
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GoonerJay24

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Refs. They’re one of the most favoured teams in the league thanks to their dodgy ownership. Don’t even get me started on their title win.

Tbf I agree with everything you say there. But Rodgers is still a better coach overrall than Arteta currently.
 
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Iceman10

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Good result. Got the kickoff time wrong, slept through it (UTC -8), still waking up with after effects of the night before I won’t go into. Will watch a recording in a bit. Happy for Pepe finally really breaking through in the PL, have seen progress towards this. Happy for Mikel also. More than anything though happy to see Arsenal fans happy.
 

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