‘Arteta’s their man’ – Pundit insists early season form won’t affect Mikel’s security

Arsenal started last season in dire form, but a repeat of that will not affect whether manager Mikel Arteta will remain in charge claims Dharmesh Sheth.

We ended last August rock-bottom of the Premier League table, having failed to score a single goal as we went onto lose three straight matches, and that ultimately cost us a place in the Champions League after missing out on the final day of the season.

The board has once again backed Arteta in the transfer market as we continue to rebuild our squad in hope of climbing further up the table, but despite the ramifications of what another slow start could mean for the following campaign, Sheth insists that the club and the manager are on the ‘same page’ and that his job would remain safe.

“Some of these players that Arsenal are buying are very, very young,” Sheth told GiveMeSport. “That tells its own story because it’s telling Mikel Arteta that he (Kroenke) wants to build something.

“They’ve got such a young squad and if they don’t hit the ground running, I don’t think that would put any pressure on Arteta in his position, simply because everyone in the hierarchy at Arsenal are on the same page and saying ‘we’re going to build this squad’.

“It might take a little bit of time, but the green shoots were there last season with the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka being first team regulars. They’ve brought in another 19-year-old in Marquinhos, who they’ll hope to blood into the squad this season as well.

“I think, long-term and short-term, it’s looking very, very good for Arsenal. With regard to the long-term, I think Arteta’s their man.”

While we understand that there can be pressure on our side to start the new term well, there is actually no reason to believe that the club would consider moving Arteta on. The new contract he signed at the end of last season is testament to that.

We understand that there were rumours his job could be at risk after we opened the previous campaign with successive losses, there appears to have been zero substance behind it, and our spending so far this summer ha further shown that the board are well behind the current hierarchy.

How bad do you think our start to the season would have to be for Arteta to come under pressure from those above?

Patrick

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9 Comments

  1. Have to feel sorry for Stan, after being hoodwinked for so many years and having seen his valuable asset and our club fall from grace (from challenging for the title to challenging and eventually losing the self proclaimed “top four trophy”) from a club run by lunatic fringes, he has seen it all. A billionaire cannot be fooled every time, he has tasted success with Sean, and hence he has been impressed by Mikel’s honesty and vision, hence he has backed him. And it is no surprise.

  2. It has been very clear for some time, that we are on a long term plan building a young team. I am excited about it.
    What would it take to sack Arteta?
    I don’t want to speculate in disastrous results.
    But if he were to loose the dressing room for some reason, there would probably be no other way, than to sack him.
    Let’s instead support him and the team, and enjoy the unity from top to bottom in the club. It can only help.

  3. Stan has often said he does not own sports Franchises to win titles. Of his 6 Franchises they average one title every 20 years. Despite two 8th place finishes Stan has authorized a 300mill spend during Arteta’s time. By that measure top 7 and EL quarter finals would be enough to keep Artea on. For me tho 73 points in a tougher league would be enough to keep Arteta on regardless of table position and cup runs.

  4. I wonder what will happen if we fail to get top 4 this season because there can be no more excuses (mind you World Cups coming up )
    Things will be tougher this year as we are now playing twice a week ,rivals have also strengthened ,let’s hope Mr Arteta as finally taken his stabilisers off and can actually give us some enjoyable football , he’s now got his own team ,Let’s go .

  5. No more excuse se have some good fixture for the start if Arteta wins all the first 5 games the players will have adopted each other to face big rivals. He《Arteta and co》 is on right truck

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