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Is Mikel Arteta still the right man for the job?

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7th December, 2020

After a brilliant career on the Emirates turf, Mikel Arteta is a hero to the Gunners.

Shortly after he took the reins in his beloved home, he started leading the line, dishing out fantastic results and showing promising signs.

During his first spell with the club he finished eighth, with victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup to secure a spot in the Europa League.

He began his season with a convincing victory against Liverpool to go home with the Community Shield and a well deserved victory over Fulham.

After the Fulham game, many were of the opinion that Arsenal are potential league contenders but after eleven games things are beginning to become rocky.

It is looking like the Arsenal team we have all known over the past decade: shambolic defending, inconsistency and unrest in the locker room.


Without a doubt it hasn’t gone as planned for Mikel Arteta thus far this season. He will be hoping his side bounce back to cover up after losing much ground to the big guns already after just eleven games.

Arsenal currently sit in 15th position with just thirteen points and four victories, although the gunners are having a good time in Europe but domestically they haven’t won any of their last four games.

The ambition of the club is clear and straight forward, getting back to playing in the UEFA Champions League, making the top four slot every season and possibly winning the league.

But heading in this current direction, is Mikel Arteta the right man to take this team to the promised land?

Arsenal has not been prolific in front of goal and the attacking options haven’t been impressive. I think Mikel Arteta should be reinstating Mesut Ozil into this team to play in front of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey in the middle of the pack.

This is something similar to what Jose Mourinho is doing with Moussa Sissoko, Emile Hojberg and Tanguy Ndombele at Spurs. Mesut Ozil could be a very vital addition at this point in the Gunners’ squad.

If these sort of results continue under Arteta, it could be the right time the Arsenal hierarchy begin to look at notable names who might be available. Mauricio Pochettino and Max Alegri are on the sidelines and without jobs.

Could these coaches salvage the Gunners’ season and maybe take this team to the promised land.