Former Gunner makes a huge claim about Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ian Wright reckons that Manchester United would have been challenging for the Premier League title if Mikel Arteta was their manager.

The Red Devils have been managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since December 2018, and despite millions spent on player recruitment and the top players that the Norwegian inherited, the Red Devils are still struggling for consistency.

Arteta, on the other hand, was made the manager of Arsenal late last year and the Spanish manager took less than a year to help the Gunners win the FA Cup and Community Shield.

Arsenal has continued to get better and there is every reason to feel confident of success in this campaign.

Arsenal beat Manchester United this weekend at Old Trafford for the first time since 2006 and that win came after United had beaten RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League.

Wright claims that Arteta has been a better manager looking at how he has improved the Gunners and he accused Solskjaer of managing on “pure vibes” .

‘Can I just say something, I’m just going to blast it in: If Arteta is managing Man United they are challenging,’ Wright said on his Wrighty’s House Podcast.

‘We’re talking about [Paul] Pogba here, World Cup winner, you’ve got [Axel] Tuanzebe who can’t even get on the pitch after marking arguably two of the most exciting and brilliant players in the world.

‘He’s using two holding midfielders when if he’s playing Tuanzebe he doesn’t need that! And you’ve got a manager who, for me, is playing off of vibes, he’s managing off of pure vibes.

‘Look at what Arteta has done in his time at Arsenal. We’re seeing coaching change, we’re seeing coaching on the field, we’re seeing impact. Look at [Mohamed] Elneny, came out of the blue, found him and said, “He can do this for me, he can do that for me”. He’s making the parts work.

‘And looking at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who’s got a Man United team with this [Alex] Telles – I think Telles looks like someone who could do something.

‘Harry Maguire is starting to get back to what he can do, we know what Harry Maguire can do, with Tuanzebe next to him and [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka, and the goalkeeper is starting to find his form, they should be doing better than that.

‘What they did against Arsenal the other day, for me, for Man United, coming off the back of the two results, was embarrassing. Roy Keane was saying the players will get him the sack. It’s not just the players.’

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  1. I came on here to jump on any article to post this only to see an article on same. Boy! I am not trying to hype Arteta but if both managers were fired today, Arteta will land a top job before Ole gets a job in Copenhagen.

    How long are they gonna ping all the blame on Maguire?
    Been trying to convince myself that he is good because he has won a lot of big games but United have a very good team there.
    Only Partey from can make their midfield imo.

    Bruno, Pogba, Matic, Fred, VDB, Mata and frontline of Martial, Cavani, Rashford, Greenwood Ighalo.
    Arteta will do better with that team, Period!

    1. Maguire is over rated, even mustafi has better positional sense then him.

      I wouldnt take pogba either, he goes missing alot

      Bruno i would take, thats about it for me

      1. Are you kidding Val, mustafi has better positional sense than maguire, come on man, I know they were shitty on Sunday but mustafi to maguire? That’s just crazy. Did you watch maguire when he was at Leicester? Do you watch pogba when he plays for France and when he was at juventus? Let’s not think we’ve got better players please, apart from Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Auba and Willian/saka, no other arsenal player will conveniently get into that utd starting 11. And that’s fact and Wright is spot on here when he says it boils down to the manager. Ole was at home but sat on the bench for the majority of the game till we scored. Arteta was standing from the very first minute giving instructions to the boys. There’s bound to be a difference in outcome.

  2. I disagree, we have a team that can beat theirs on pitch.

    Bellerin Gabriel Holding Tierny
    Partey Xhaka

    We did just that and even more so with this line up.

    I want to see this front 3, damage it will be for sure, rashford cavani martial

    We have best EPL frontline in these 3, top 5 in Europe.

    Let’s hope Arteta plays them that way and never bring Luiz in CB spot ever.

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