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16 Jul 2020 20:46:07
Good news is we should top Arsene s last season points total of 63 points, bad news is we won't equal Emerys only finish of 70 points.
Good news is Arteta doesn't start next season in 14th spot as he did when he took over from fredemery:-)

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16 Jul 2020 21:15:41
We won't beat 63 mate there is only 2 games left and we're on 53 now lol.

16 Jul 2020 21:52:40
Oh yer, thanks Glen, I was thinking we had 63 not 53 at the moment oops best not ask me to do your accounts for you :-) .
Anyway the good news, take 2 is, we and Mikel start a fresh in September:-)

16 Jul 2020 22:26:55
Last seasons 70 points would have seen us walk 3rd place this season, wow below Liverpool and City the standard really is poor and getting worse by the looks of it.

17 Jul 2020 07:48:34
Yeah mate 100%. If only 2 or 3 of our draws were wins ay. As far as points go its not even been losing games that's been the problem it's the amount of draws. Is what it is though bud I'm more than happy with Arteta despite some of the mixed comments. We'll see what next season brings.

{Ed047's Note - would you swap Arteta for Hasenhuttl?

17 Jul 2020 09:49:13
I'm happy with Arteta too Glen mate, we weren't exactly inundated with top managers wanting to replace Emery and Arteta didn't exactly turn down the Real Madrid or Barcelona jobs to join us either.
For all our failings getting to be Arsenal manager as your first job with absolutely no experience is a brilliant opportunity for Mikel and we had to take a chance on someone somewhere so why not Peps number 2.
Next season will show both us and Mikel if our being thrown together was a fantastic piece of luck or just gamble that didn't come good.
I'd be over the moon if he can get us back in the top 6 next season and top 4 would be an unbelievable achievement from him in his first full season, but equally if we fail to show clear improvements next season I'd be happy to roll the manager dice once more.
Improving Liverpool City Wolves Leicester Sheffield United from where they are now would be a huge ask for any new manager but improving Arsenal Spurs Everton from where they are now isn't exactly asking the impossible from someone and if Mourinho and Ancelotti don't improve Everton and Spurs they won't be in thier jobs the season after next and the same rules should apply to Mikel in my opinion.

17 Jul 2020 12:32:28
Ed047 - no I wouldn't mate if I'm honest. I'd have taken him before Arteta of course but if you ask me, I don't honestly believe that any manager could work miracles with the squad we have.

Klopp, Pep, Nagelsmann and RH would still struggling imo. I think Arteta has brought a steely approach to Arsenal. We are fitter, covering more distance on the pitch, more organised as a team, making more tackles and I think the entire mentality of the squad has been changed for the better.

With time, the right changes in personnel and significant backing in the right areas I think he'll do a stellar job but only time will really tell.

{Ed047's Note - I’m with you Glenn, a mate asked me about it yesterday and I said pretty much the same as you 👍🏼

17 Jul 2020 15:57:14
Great minds and all that mate 🤷🏻‍♂️😂 I mean, if we are going to be really petty about it we could argue that Arteta has started better than Klopp in his first 17 games in charge. Does that make him a hero? No. But we all know it will take time and i don't think we can justify saying that he's not the man for the job, when every single person he's worked with as a coach claims that he's destined for the top!

17 Jul 2020 18:22:50
He's the man in place mate and we all need to see what he does next season before anyone can really begin to say if he's got what it takes to turn around Arsenal or not, I think that's the only sensible way to approach things for both those who are all but convinced by him already and those who already have serious doubts him. Let next season do the taking is my philosophy.

17 Jul 2020 18:53:12
John, you don’t half write sum bollox. Lol😀.

17 Jul 2020 19:41:21
That's funny you should mention that Mark mate as my Missus reckons I talk exactly as I write, nice thing is I know you both love me really 😚.

17 Jul 2020 20:12:30
Your a good mate really

Good luck in your new job meldrew.



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