Mikel Arteta: Mid-table Mikel

Do you think that Arsenal should continue with Arteta for the next season?

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El Duderino

99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One
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Arteta was a stabilizing presence during a very bad time at the club.

Wenger turned him into a good dm and he kept things ticking For the team. Not the most eye catching job, but one he did well.

His legs went earlier than they should and we sort of kept him around a bit longer than needed, but that was Arsenal and Arsène with players who were an influence at the dressing room for you.
 

Rex Banter

Got Swerved By Gallas
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Think he was a solid player up until 2013/14. We started the season well but once we lost Ramsey who was bang in form and our only mobile midfielder it fell apart.

He couldn’t handle teams pressing and running at us at all. I remember the 5-1 at Anfield where him and Wilshere were getting bypassed for fun.

For me if he he had a dynamic partner next to him like Song or Ramsey he’d make them better but if he was your best midfielder you were in big trouble.
 

dashsnow17

Sounds Like Hairspray
Think he was a solid player up until 2013/14. We started the season well but once we lost Ramsey who was bang in form and our only mobile midfielder it fell apart.

He couldn’t handle teams pressing and running at us at all. I remember the 5-1 at Anfield where him and Wilshere were getting bypassed for fun.

For me if he he had a dynamic partner next to him like Song or Ramsey he’d make them better but if he was your best midfielder you were in big trouble.

So basically he was Xhaka?
 

Troopz

Established Member
Arteta was a stabilizing presence during a very bad time at the club.

Wenger turned him into a good dm and he kept things ticking For the team. Not the most eye catching job, but one he did well.

His legs went earlier than they should and we sort of kept him around a bit longer than needed, but that was Arsenal and Arsène with players who were an influence at the dressing room for you.

Exactly.

Like Gary Neville says here “you can’t buy that mentality they put into dressing rooms”

 

Troopz

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Think he was a solid player up until 2013/14. We started the season well but once we lost Ramsey who was bang in form and our only mobile midfielder it fell apart.

He couldn’t handle teams pressing and running at us at all. I remember the 5-1 at Anfield where him and Wilshere were getting bypassed for fun.

For me if he he had a dynamic partner next to him like Song or Ramsey he’d make them better but if he was your best midfielder you were in big trouble.

His legs were completely gone. The likes of Mkhi and Auba were literally giving him a heart attack with their pace.

 

dashsnow17

Sounds Like Hairspray
His legs were completely gone. The likes of Mkhi and Auba were literally giving him a heart attack with their pace.


The more you watch this the weirder it gets, what was he thinking?? He just lets the ball roll past him for no reason, and he can see Auba his right there! So weird. Even Xhaka's never done something that obviously stupid.
 

Trilly

Full-Time Respecter Of Women
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Arteta was a stabilizing presence during a very bad time at the club.

Wenger turned him into a good dm and he kept things ticking For the team. Not the most eye catching job, but one he did well.

His legs went earlier than they should and we sort of kept him around a bit longer than needed, but that was Arsenal and Arsène with players who were an influence at the dressing room for you.
I remember when if you played him twice in a week he would get injured without fail. It was uncanny how absolutely and suddenly his legs went.:lol:
 

Tir Na Nog

Changes Opinion Every 5 Minutes
IIRC he was basically a non entity for his last 2 seasons here, like he'd play here and there but for the most part just didn't play. 15-16 in particular he actually fell below Flamini in the pecking order and Flamini was just as much finished as he was. I'll never forget that infamous WBA game in 2015, what an absolute disaster that was. Came on for Coquelin after 15 minutes, scored the winning OG for WBA and was subbed off before the 50th minute.

That being said he was superb in 11/12 and 12/13 seasons, our best midfielder during that time. First half of 13/14 he was pretty good but it all went pear shaped after that. Liverpool 5-1 and Everton 3-0 were really poor displays and he was never the same.
 

Troopz

Established Member
Puma made some of the absolute worst kits of all time, watching that vid...that blue kit was beyond awful, but wasn't even the worst blue Puma kit ffs :lol:

Didn’t mind this Puma kit even though it was literally painted onto the players.

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Bleep test merchant at this point.
 

Kav

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Arteta-ramsey in 2013/14 was better than Santi-coquelin in my opinion. I agree about his lack of athleticism of course, but that's why the team were more complete when he played alongside Ramsey or Song in his first season. Arteta didn't even replace Song so that's more ignorance.

Reports from the players and Wenger back then suggest both Per and Mikel positively impacted the overall togetherness and character of the squad. But Arteta was officially appointed as Captain and it was noticeable why.

Shame he's a poor manager though.

when Arteta first came he was playing higher up. It wasn’t until song left that he started playing deeply in the midfield or have you forgotten? It is this role we speak of. It is during the deeper role that he captained the club. Not when he initially came here.

When he first came he was very good but after his second season his performances dropped off a cliff. That being said I always disliked that he was playing so deep because he was a very good passer of the ball he just lacked the athleticism to command the role because all our other midfielders were bombing forward leaving him exposed.
 
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