Gatekeeper Of Mediocrity
Exactly, Freddie got shafted out just because Arteta had Pep as his hype man and some hair follicles. It was Freddie who first put Saka at left back and he managed to use a Martinelli, Auba and Pepe in a front 3 without much issue; he also brought back Xhaka (not sure if that was a great thing but Arteta definitely benefited from that). Was Freddie perfect? No. But he had common sense and for some reason that seemed to evade Arteta and Emery with their line ups.
I was so onboard for Freddie, an Invincible leading us...stuff of dreams!
Then it went wrong immediately pretty much, with things that were both his and not his fault...his only win was on my birthday though, so happy with that at least