lmao this is genuinely Mourinho-esque
why does he play them then? Those are easy targets.Hes being honest and it's exactly what I said a few weeks ago. Most of the players in this squad you can only take so far. You cant develop bellerin or nketiah because they don't have the skill set to be taken very far. Same goes for Holding, Elneny and many others.
He sounds like he wants to manage Man City where money is no issue.
Virtually every game against mid table dross was a negativeAfter careful thought, here is a somewhat objective list of positives and negatives of Mikel Arteta this season:
1. That away performance at OT vs United.
2. Beating Jose Mourinho (and absolutely dominating Sp**s) at home.
3. Beating Leicester Away in convincing fashion (against the man many are voting as his replacement).
4. The Chelsea home game.
5. I guess making it to the semi-final of the EL was the bare minimum expected.
6. Getting rid of a lot of dead wood was also a plus.
1. The loses vs Man City and Liverpool in league and cup ties were very hard to take. It was the manner in which we were dominated on every single level that was so alarming.
2. The two games vs Aston Villa were also very hard to watch.
3. Getting dumped out of the semi-final against Emery, and the manner of the performance was shocking.
4. We don't know what happened behind closed doors, but one can assume he mismanaged William Saliba.
5.The purchases of Willian and Cedric have not been justified.
Any other key points I've missed?
Anyone think there are enough positives to warrant at least another half season before getting rid of him?
Off topic but I don't get names like @HairSprayGooners. Is it like multiple Arsenal fans who like using hair spray owning this one account? Or is it just one guy trying to tell us Arsenal fans to use hair spray? Or is it that because Arteta uses a lot of hair spray we Arsenal fans should like him?
Gazidis wasn't around for the decision, was he?.Just asking because I've seen enough incompetence from Vinai to justify him being sacked at least six times over, but tolerance of mediocrity is the identity of the club at present.I really wonder what in the hell Gazidiz, Vinai and Edu saw in this guy, it seems like they thought Arteta would become the next Pep Guardiola just he was Pep’s assistant at City.
Pathetic to say the least.
Gazidiz originally wanted Arteta as a successor to Wenger. But Gazidiz chosed Emery at the end cause he was «impressed» by Emery’s knowledge of our 17/18 squad, and by the fact that Emery told the board that he could win titles with that squad.Gazidis wasn't around for the decision, was he?.Just asking because I've seen enough incompetence from Vinai to justify him being sacked at least six times over, but tolerance of mediocrity is the identity of the club at present.
Edit: ok, Mikel was in the shortlist while Gazidis was here, but at least he did pass him over for someone experienced who got us 5th in his first season.
Yeah, agree on Gazidis, he is a chief villain. Just wanted to deconvolute because there is more than enough to pin solely on Vinai now. Even the club structure that ended up shafting Emery, even though some of that preceded Vinai, Vinai fully embraced it all and presented it to fans as some sort of groundbreaking genius (in videos with Sanllehi).Gazidiz originally wanted Arteta as a successor to Wenger. But Gazidiz chosed Emery at the end cause he was «impressed» by Emery’s knowledge of our 17/18 squad, and by the fact that Emery told the board that he could win titles with that squad.
I wanted Gazidiz out of AFC for years before he finally left the club. And i have certainly not been impressed with the job Vinai & Edu has put up, they both deserve to get kicked out in my opinion.