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05 Jul 2020 10:19:32
Great win yesterday. When wenger left the club, i was of the opinion that if we couldn't get tuchel, nagelsmann or allegri, we should have appointed Arteta instead of the underwhelming appointment of Unai Emery.

I sincerely believe if we sacked unai much earlier, we would have been closer to the champions league places. Arteta seems to have improved us especially defensively.

I hope we back him in the summer with some attacking signings.

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05 Jul 2020 11:25:07
Emery was obviously a mistake but there are never any ganrantee who ever you appointment one way or the other, I'd have been horrified if we'd appointed big Tony as Arsenes successor but he mighy have shocked us all and been brilliant and equally I'd have loved us to have appointed Klopp before he went to Liverpool but who knows it may not have gone for us and Klopp as it's gone for Liverpool and Klopp.
It's only in hindsight we ever know anything for 100% one way or the other.

05 Jul 2020 11:39:34
The extra year and a half Arteta spent at City, including another league win, may have been crucial to his coaching us now.

Way too hypothetical to say anything either way.

05 Jul 2020 12:15:21
Totally agree Wire mate, it is what it is and for all we know it may all be working out in our favour long term, if we had more money would Saka Martinelli Eddie be getting there chance? Sometimes necessity can work in your favour as can things that look like a mistake initially be seen as crucial to the final outcome.

05 Jul 2020 12:48:25
gunner mate, though i agree with some of your points, i would want to differ on the issue of experience when it comes to coaching. I think ancelotti said something to that effect that experience is overrated. What matters more is the coaches grasp of tactical concepts, man-management and ability to read the game. Guardiola had no
no experience when he became the Barcelona coach and he went on to produce arguably the greatest team in football history. I just didn't want inexperience to be used against arteta. of course i had no idea about arteta's coaching ability, it was more of an opinion based on interviews i have seen from coaches like pochetinno, who seemed to rate him highly.

05 Jul 2020 14:36:09
Fair comment Punani mate, all I'm saying is " all's well that ends well" and sometimes what looks like a mistake or set back at the time can actually be seen as huge blessing when you look back at the overall outcome.

What if Brendan Rogers had spent the Suarez money better and finished either 2nd or 3rd for the next 5 seasons? Klopp would have gone elsewhere and Liverpool would be 30 years and still counting the years waiting to become premier league champions.

You can spend your whole life thinking what if or you can accept what is and trust that somewhere down the line it will all come good in the end.

" everything will be ok in the end and if it's not ok yet! Then it simply isn't the end yet "

Oscar Wilde I think said that :-) but if not whoever it was they were 100% spot on :-)

05 Jul 2020 22:28:27
fair gunner mate. there are so many what if's in our history. what if we signed maradona? arguably the greatest player of all times because he wanted to join us. what if we won the champions league final in 2006?what if cryuff joined us in 1996 instead of wenger? what if david dein never left? what if wenger left earlier and we replaced him with guardiola or klopp? So many what ifs.

But if you ask him what single event started the decline of Arsenal, i would tell you it was the departure of david dein. He was a businessman and a board member but he was willing to take risks and seemed to know about football. In my opinion he complemented wenger well. When david dein left, I heard wenger was so loyal to him, he wanted to resign too but dein urged him to stick around.

The current board is so inept. I wish we had someone like david dein on the board right now. we lack someone with a vision who wants to win at all costs. the moment we get an owner willing to win, we will kick on. Areteta says he wants to win and is urging the board to sign players. I think eventually either they will back him, or he will resign. arteta looks like a non-compromising character.

05 Jul 2020 22:54:16
Agree Punani mate, every great achievement in history started as the vision of Just one person with the initial idea.
David Dein met Arsene at a party and realised he was the man for Arsenal so set about brining him to Arsenal and the rest is history.
We need someone to emerge with the vision and abity to make every thing click again, be it player manager director of football or adviser to Josh.

05 Jul 2020 23:38:37
I think Arteta will be the catalyst for Arsenal's success, directly or indirectly. I don't think arteta will be like wenger who won't complain about transfers. I think he wil demand for signings and if not given what he wants, he will walk away at the end of his contract.

so either silent stan backs him or he walks away. If he backs him, i think we will win a title, if he doesn't back him and Arteta walks away, i think the fans will force kroenke out.





 

 

 
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