That's what good PR campaign do. It was proven many times in the history. People are gullible.
the Athletic writers predicted us to finish 5thI don't understand when it was decided that we're a mid-table club and that's that. Even at the start of the season people were talking about challenging for top 4, hence why we signed someone like Partey but at the bare minimum an improvement on last season and top 6. If we go out to Slavia then we'll have done miles worse than last season yet we should still stick to what we're doing?
Lots of "top" managers, bankers, etc. in Germany are earning in a similar way to Kroos. They'll maybe have basic yearly wages around 80.000 to 120.000 € - which already makes them top or at least very good earners, but not millionaires - but will then get a few million in bonuses. Tax free on top of that. Always maintained if you want more money from the rich you either start taxing these bonuses or their personal capital while actually lowering income taxes for everyone. Couldn't care less about 60% taxes on a 90.000€ income - have a flat tax around 30 to 40% for everyone e.g. -, but I want at least 25% of that 5 or 10 million bonus the Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bahn, Commerzbank, Mercedes, etc bosses get.
Unai was only 1 point off top 4 with Mustafi, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Sokratis, Özil . . . all of whom have been booted out as not good enough and upgraded with Luiz, Tierney, Partey, Gabriel and Ødegaard, in those same positions, and in addition ESR and Saka have exploded with maturity. What more does he want.The same people/media who backed us for top 4 (based on our squad) are the ones now saying the squad is not good enough. Nothing to do with arteta. I can't think of a manager (especially at arsenal) who gets backed to the extent that he needs to bring in his "own players" in every single position of the team before he can be judged.
If it turns out that way, then yes, it would have been a waste. But then you can say every season where we haven’t won anything and haven’t progressed as a team is a ‘waste’... In which case we’ve wasted many years since 2004. At least this time we have at least two youngsters from the academy sure to be bedrocks of the team for the foreseeable future.What and waste two years on a deadbeat manager and little progression in terms of player development, goal attainment, increased fiscal losses and having the new guy be saddled with over the hill players like Luiz, Willian etc?
Nah i rather pass on that. Get rid of him in the summer. He's not going to become a better manager next season.
Not a very convincing counter. Our squad was bloated with **** players. Just because we're thin at midfield and LB/RB doesn't mean we didn't have a lot of **** central defenders that needed to be offloaded, etc. He also did not expect the situation between Özil and the club to cause him to lose his best AM. The depth the manager thought we had turned out to be fools gold. We're still waiting to see players like Nelson to put in a good performance, btw.
If it turns out that way, then yes, it would have been a waste. But then you can say every season where we haven’t won anything and haven’t progressed as a team is a ‘waste’... In which case we’ve wasted many years since 2004. At least this time we have at least two youngsters from the academy sure to be bedrocks of the team for the foreseeable future.
I’m not sure there are many buses out of the ****hole that we should be overly keen to jump on though. That’s how I see it.Unfortunately we’re in such a bad position this season that I don’t see it as a risk worth taking to keep faith in a manager who’s clearly failing at his job. He’s given us very little to look forward to.That’s just how I honestly feel about it.
Most people want a new centre back, new centre midfielders, new right back and new strikers. If you follow that to its natural conclusion its saying the squad isn't good enough. If it were then we wouldn't have an extensive list of positions that need improving.It’s not the squad’s fault bro. There’s some top players in there, they just don’t know what they’re doing and some of them have been humiliated in public and others have just been playing a bit part and can’t get into their stride.
Ever wondered why it is that a Golden Boot winner who was humiliated in public can’t hit a barn door, a guy who scored 35 goals for Lille and can’t get a settled place in the side because of a Chelsea pensioner is **** in front of goal, and a class midfielder for Atleco is passing to imaginary players?Why are people having a go at arteta when the players miss 3 piss easy chances?
Game should've been done and dusted by 60mins.
Nonsense. Arsène would have this side top 4 and Unai was only one point of top 4 with Sokratis, Mustafi, Torreira, Guendouzi, Özil and Kolasinac, all of whom have been upgraded. Hell Moyes is top 4 with a squad not nearly as good.Most people want a new centre back, new centre midfielders, new right back and new strikers. If you follow that to its natural conclusion its saying the squad isn't good enough. If it were then we wouldn't have an extensive list of positions that need improving.
I accept there is an issue with players not getting into their stride. That was the premise of my post. Arteta doesn't yet know his best XI.