WHY I AM BACKING MIKEL ARTETA FOR THE ARSENAL JOB by Uche
Hello losers! Ha ha! It is your fellow loser here. Howdy? So it is looking likely that our next football manager will be Mikel Arteta, our former captain who spent the last five years of his playing career with us and is currently the assistant manager to Pep Guardiola, the best damn manager in the world. Surprisingly, I am okay with this appointment. Why? Because the only person that can manage Arsenal and win us the premier league for sure is Pep Guardiola. Since Pep is not available, why not get his assistant to do the job? How bad can Arteta be? He has been understudying Guardiola for two seasons now and knows all the tricks and tactics of the football genius. I am okay with this. Surely, replacing Wenger is going to be a struggle just like replacing Alex Ferguson has been a struggle for Manchester United. So if Arteta’s appointment is the first of what could be a series of hirings and firings until we get the manager that can win it, so be it.
Not only does Arteta know and play the Arsenal way, he has understudied the best in the game. Sounds good to me. A lot is being made of his so called ‘lack of experience’ but what does that even mean, really? Carlo Ancelotti has all the experience in the world and is currently unemployed and Antonio Conte is soon to join him in the job market. The mighty Louis Van Gaal that won trophies in the Netherlands, Spain and Germany is also unemployed after failing to win the premier league with Manchester United. Experience is important but experience is not everything. Sometimes a new pair of eyes is what is needed, and in the premier league the completion is fiercest. Do you guys remember the amount of experience Pep Guardiola had before he was given the job to coach Barcelona, the best ballers on the planet? Let me refresh your memory. Pep Guardiola was coaching Barcelona’s B team before he got the job. Yep. Today, he is the most decorated manager in the game. What an irony.
I don’t know about you but this is one issue I will not be losing sleep over. Every possible name that has been linked with this job comes with no guarantees. Conte built the modern Juventus which Allegri inherited. Before becoming the coach of Juventus, Allegri didn’t win jack with AC Milan. Van Gaal had a blank cheque at Manchester United and the best he could do was fourth place by his third try. I thought we all hated finishing fourth, right? We were ridiculed for over a decade about merely qualifying for champions league. Anceloti comes with no guarantees either or he would still have a job. Let us give Arteta a chance and see what he can do. He is one of us. He is a gunner. And what if he deleted all things Arsenal from his Instagram page? If you got a job at Apple, will you be wearing a Microsoft T Shirt to work? We will support the new manager.
Every great man that ever lived was a rookie once. Somebody had to give them a chance to prove their worth. That includes Pep Guardiola and a certain Arsene Wenger. Arsene who? That’s right. Peace.
Lagos – Nigeria