=Ex timo jens Ex Highbury two thousand six
Why is that attentionwhore Rajpal Brar always defending our stupid manager?
Not really, Arteta is a HUGE HANDICAP not seen in other rubbish coaches. They are basically playing blindfolded with legs tied. Europa League can only be achieved if they totally ignore Arteta but then again Arteta can still decide the team sheet, so Arteta really needs to be booted out and fast.Still think we have enough player quality, to get Europa League, regardless of Arteta.
Sp**s and West Ham are decent, but nothing to overly fear, they are catchable.
We will again, potentially could have won today if Nketiah had scored although we didn't deserve it. But that's the problem, the way we are playing means we will not win games consistently and rely upon the margins i.e. ref decisions and individual playersI can never bring myself to wish an Arsenal loss but the way we are playing, I don't see where the next win will come from. We've been here before and used up all our luck vs Everton. We might as well slide badly now, let this clown ruin Christmas and get a decent interim manager in to salvage what he can from January.
We're all posting criticism in the individual player threads. Surely it's cheaper and more efficient to get rid of Arteta? It's not just thus group of players but the one on loan that we might lose to great regret. He won't win another game this calendar year imo. In fact, we'll be lucky to score more than 2 goals. Odds on -9 GD on New Years Day.
Reminds me of the ‘we care, do you?’ campaign that was signed off by names like ‘Hughwizzy’ and ‘Arseblog’ ffsYeah but come on read their names out loud
It depends what Emirates crowd think of him anyways and they have their ways, but they are far removed from the Hagn/Lt bubble.
Nketiah was our best player today and did more in 27 mins than Laca and Auba have done in 2 matches. Putting him on was the smart decision.70th minute. We're leading 1 mil. Midfield struggling. Martinelli picks up an injury. Arteta has the chance to put on Elneny (who should not be on the bench ahead of AMN) and get that extra body in. The genius doesn't do that. No no, he puts on Eddie fvcking Nketiah. Lol
Can we just get a real high performance manager like Ten Hag already?
Mikel isn’t awful. But he’s a mid table level coach. He doesn’t match our ambition as a big club.
He’s not new anymore and can’t keep using that excuse. We’ve put up with his mid table level for 2 years now.
People should've expected tonight tbh. Home crowds are back. His sufferball won't cut it anymore. Southampton I feel he'll get us over the line somehow simply because of the Emirates factor. West Ham can embarrass us though like Villa did last season.So many said he'd get the win tonight. He won't. We simply can't defend well enough, score enough and midfield is set to die again
Mikel is not ready to coach and consistently deliver at the top level yet, unfortunately that’s clear to see. I had been hoping he could just grind things out until he developed his approach enough.
I think the real challenge, which he is also failing at, is the fact he isn’t developing fast enough, and this is the area I feel the club have been banking on. Riding out Arteta’s growing pains for a potential long term payout at the end.
The club needs to be realistic and look at what’s going on around it, make the moves early enough before we are stuck with mediocre options or until Arteta gets it consistently right, which could still be a year or even two away.
I like him as a person, his boldness and drive professionally and really want to see him succeed with us. But we must also face key facts like points on the board.
It should be Potter or Ten Hag next season really, we can’t afford to fall behind anymore.
Develop what? Arteta is a manager, not a player, you can't "develop" a manager like he is a player. What you have seen over the past 2 seasons is Artetaball in action and the philosophy he is aiming for. Even with more time and better players we will never turn into some high scoring team under Arteta. So either you like the type of football Arteta is aiming for and you support him no matter how much we lose, or you say we need a new manager.