That relationship was done after the derby. Easy to see it coming.The Independent:
“I cannot talk with everybody individually every week,” said Arteta when asked how Aubameyang took the news that he was to start on the bench. You’d think the one person you’d consult ahead of such a big game would be your captain, especially if you were going to start without him."
Man management, a big weakness.
My worry is though that sacking Arteta is the easy way out for the Kroenke's, who are the real issue at this football club.
Disagree. The biggest challenge for a manager is personalities. These are elite performers. You don’t need to baby them every match, but you need to have more respect for their talent. No one pays to see the manager.He seems to treat everyone equally, is that really a bad thing? What's he going to do exactly? Pat Auba on the back and say there there? If you're dropped its because you're not performing, simple as that. No need for special cases and telling certain players why.
The easy way for them is keeping Arteta, they have found in him the holy grail of someone capable of making the supporters accept and embrace mediocrity. No pressure to do anything, just stay in the PL letting the new Pep "gain experience" and rake it in selling gear.
Until recently you were played like a fiddle by him, so don't keep getting things wrong then.
Silly guy, conveniently ignoring the fact that I said in Europe, Neto plays in Europe too you know?
Arguing against actual facts at your big age. Embarrassing.
Hmm, I'd be more on the line of if Auba can make it and even kill it in the league, then with the right opportunity Pepe should be able to because strength and aggression aren't really synonymous with Aubameyang in my mind.Pepe's finishing is pretty elite ill give him that, but I dont think he'll ever fit in this league with the lack of aggression. Reminds me of a winger version of Özil to some degree.
It won't be so easy when fans are allowed back into the stadiums, once there is open dissent and falling tickets sales he will be gone.
Eh? I just try and call it as I see it, he gets credit/criticism when he deserves it. Its disingenuous to lay all the blame at his feet (which is something loads do on here), the players make multiple individual errors per match, just look at the game on Thursday.
Pepe is nothing like Özil
You just like to twist fact, don't you?Let's strip it back a bit here because Pepe plays less than Neto therefore stats will be skewed.
Have you watched Pepe play and attempt to dribble past players? There's no pace, no power, he doesnt dribble with any aggression, he looks elegant sometimes but there's no real passion to beat a player.
Now have you watched Neto? I'm sure you have. He plays with pace, power and aggressiveness. Something we severely lack on the wing, Saka plays with the aggressiveness but isn't as skillful as a dribbler.
I dont give a damn about stats when I can clearly see that one is an aggressive winger who beats his man regularly and the other is heavily reliant on skill to beat a man because he's not an aggressive, powerful runner.
It really isn't hard to differentiate the two. Another good example is Zaha, another one who uses power and aggressive dribbling to beat his man. Compare him to Mahrez or Bernardo Silva, who are overly reliant on skillful dribbling.
Pepe's finishing is pretty elite ill give him that, but I dont think he'll ever fit in this league with the lack of aggression. Reminds me of a winger version of Özil to some degree.
We don’t need to overrate our players to justify Arteta’s tactics has problems. We all know that there are flaws in his tactics. But there players are equally shxt at the same time.
We went from having a team of Van Persie, Fabregas, Hleb, Rosicky, Nasri, Arshavin.....to just left with Sanchez and Cazorla, and then now, with no one good enough. Auba and Laca has been fxxking jokes, anyone who has watched football for more than two seconds knew they were shxt.
Was over the moon when we finally get rid of shxt like walcott, ramsey, giroud, chamberlain....but we get in limited players like Özil, Auba and Laca, who are only good at making the final pass/final finish but doing nothing for the whole match.
People who thought they were good strikers/players are fools, they are levels and levels below Benzema, Suarez, Firmino......
Anyway, I’m glad these type of players will all be gone in the near future. I have been waiting for years.
I swear I think he gets away with absolute mediocrity primarily cuz of his alleged looks, hair and snazzy outfits. Wenger wasn't a good looking man and Emery was Dracula re-incarnate. I really think people just want a good looking, trendy manager who wears tight, European fit clothes, rocks an apple watch and uses an iPad to coach even though he's a terrible coach and manager.