Management is rarely straightforward. Even Pep Guardiola has faced the periods where he believed that some of his Manchester City squad were not listening to their boss.
The Catalan has been known to pass on team-talk duties to Arteta and the change of tone and approach had the desired effect at the Etihad. Trying to instil pride, urgency and determination into a group of underachievers who have caused the departure of Wenger and Unai Emery is a very different proposition.
However, anyone could rarely argue the fact that Arsene Wenger’s successor Unai Emery had a fairly unsuccessful 18 months in charge, missing out on the top four in his only full season, and on Wednesday it’ll be three years since they lifted their most recent piece of major silverware (and the last of Wenger’s reign) after beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final. As Arsenal have seen a fairly swift fall from grace in the past few seasons.
More so, with the Gunners currently lie on number Nine on the log, their chances of qualifying to the next season European competition is not sure and the best possible way is for the Spaniard to beat his former boss. However, that can even be harder than qualifying through the table with respect to both team previous meetings in recent times.
The ex-Gunner's player can rarely be blamed for the woeful finish of Arsenal on the log, but his astuteness to the team progress cannot commend either. But as the unforgettable COVID-19 marred season is gradually winding down, all club’s are carefully planning to strengthen their team with little despite the effect of the COVUD-19 on clubs economic astute.
As a former contender to the most price gong in British football, Arsenal will be looking to rekindle their energy in fighting for the EPL in the next coming season. And, as the Gunners boss, Mikael Arteta will be faced with such a dilemma on who to go or stay and who to bring in for the new system he wants.
But they are still just five points off sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wonderers and I guarantee European competition participation next season, there is still plenty to play for against Europa League qualification. And without European football, the tendency of luring the beautiful talent in the world of football to the Emirate will be more daunting of a task. And the question remains, what the Spaniard needs to fulfil his potential as a coach in Arsenal.
Former Arsenal midfielder David Bentley has urged Mikel Arteta to completely rebuild his team this summer as he tries to create a squad which can compete for major honours. Bentley said he thinks Arteta needs a clear-out of his side when the transfer window opens, and highlighted defender David Luiz as an example of what is going wrong at the club at the moment.
Arsenal is lacking top quality. No offence to any player in the squad but that is the reality of the team. Arsenal needs top-quality reinforcement, most especially in their defence. With Leno, Arsenal is supposed to be vying for the best defensive record in the league. But the pairing of Luiz and Sokratis had been nothing but a below par.
The team midfield is not such a bad entity but few quality additions are needed to boost their performance. But the Spaniard needs to trust his fellow countryman more with a delicate responsibility. Likewise, the combination of Xhaka and Ceballos prove to be something to behold as their movement complements each other.
More importantly, the winner of the beautiful game is the one with more goals and the Gunners have been on the receiving end lately. A need to reinforce that department is one of the most urgent pleas that all Gunners fans across the globe will be vying to see next season with Sportsbookreview backing the North London club with interesting odds to bring in a new player to the Emirates Stadium.
Lastly, while Unai Emery seemed more than happy to defer most of the responsibility for recruitment to the football executive committee, it feels like Arteta is not willing to be sidelined from the process.
That may not have been immediately apparent given the business done in the month after his arrival, so it’ll be interesting to see how it pans out this summer. Irrespective of Arteta's wish, the backing of the team management is needed for the Spaniards to fulfil his intention for the team.
Will Arteta become the best thing in the football coaching world, next season will become such an expecting one for him.