What is your honest assessment of Arteta?
Is he an exceptional talented Coach/manager who will take the game in a new direction?
Is he an above average talent with tactical acumen?
Is he a defensive coach who prioritize stopping the opponent rather than scoring?
Is he a attacking coach? ()
Is he of the possession school and wants to just control the game?
Does he develop talent? Is he mediocrity defined?
Is he just a face and voice to appease the fans?
The truth is probably somewhere in between all these things.
What I will say is that I observe based on his body of work. He’s so far shown to be a very average manager. His record is not exceptionally positive. He has his strengths (defensive set up where he stifled the play and tries to control possession). His weaknesses are obvious (lacks attacking nous, penetration, no plan B or C). There are questions about his man management and psychological side of the game.
How I look at it is this way, let us say Arteta was at Newcastle or Aston Villa, would he get them playing better than they are? Would we appreciate the job he’s doing there? Also if he was in charge of Chelsea or Man City, would we be hailing him or laughing at those teams?
Much of this will be nuanced but what is your actual opinion of his ability and not his potential?
Obviously I do go overboard sometimes with my criticism of Arteta and it's not like he's sh!t at everything.
But overall as Kevin Samuels would say.....average at best.
It's hard to be really optimistic about the future when I don't even know if he could really get above 6th....maybe 5th as a push...