Cesc Fabregas weighs in on Mikel Arteta managerial debate

Cesc Fabregas feels for managers like Mikel Arteta because they hardly have enough time on their hands to implement their ideas.

The former Arsenal ace was responding to suggestions by some fans that the Spanish manager should be sacked after his team lost three of their last four league games.

Their last league game was at the Emirates against Aston Villa and they were beaten 3-0 by the Villans.

The result hasn’t been received well by some fans of the club and Arteta is already under pressure to deliver.

Fabregas is of the opinion that it is too easy to fire managers nowadays and that managers are supposed to be given more time than they get to do their job.

He says that Arsenal is in a transition period and that it is obvious to see that Mikel Arteta has the ideas to make them a great team, but he will need time.

“Listen, it’s a transition period,” Fabregas said to 90min. “Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time. The problem for a coach nowadays is that you have no time. You lose three games, everyone is asking for your head.

“I know it’s very, very difficult because you want to implement your ideas, and it’s a process. Sometimes, it’s difficult because football is moving very quickly, everyone wants to win, there’s pressure from the board, from the fans, from the players. You’re on the spot every single day.

“He’s trying to find his team. They have [Dani] Ceballos, they have [Granit] Xhaka, now they’ve added Thomas Partey from Atletico, who’s a very good player as well. They have Willian, they have [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang – top, top players, that’s 100% sure. Maybe they still need a little bit more time.”

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1 Comment

  1. Humbug.

    The Villa game was lost the moment they thought they deserved to win at United and that it was big deal. United are messed up, and not there yet. They are below 10th in the league, so hardly a challenge unlike in the past when Wenger took teams there.

    The truth is that this is a deeply unhappy team. They have lost a great keeper, they do not have their best AMF, they are being asked to chase the ball around the park… and they are playing from the back no matter what. To do all this, Arsenal will have to spend like City to get the top players of their generation. That is not possible with the stingy Kroenkes in charge.

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