“I think he’s the right man to take the club forward,” Cazorla discusses Arteta’s future

Santi Cazorla has delivered a verdict on Mikel Arteta as speculation continues to mount about his future.

His fellow Spaniard landed his first senior managerial gig when Arsenal made him their latest boss in 2019.

Arteta proved all his doubters wrong by winning the FA Cup and the Community Sheild within his first year on the job.

They backed him with the signing of some talented players in the last two transfer windows and Arsenal expected to end this season inside the top four.

The Gunners haven’t had the best of seasons, but they are in the semi-final of the Europa League which means they can still end this campaign on a positive note.

Some fans have been calling for Arteta to be sacked and replaced with a more proven manager, while others believe he has what it takes to lead them back to the Premier League’s top four and win trophies.

Cazorla says Arsenal should stick with him because he is the right man for the job.

“I think he’s the right man to take the club forward,” he said to UEFA

“It’s difficult to follow a period like Wenger’s – the club has to adapt to another kind of football, another philosophy, another vision of football.

“He’s got a clear idea of how he wants his team to play, they’re in the semi-finals and they did well in the FA Cup [last season].

“They have been pretty inconsistent but you’ve got to give him time and I think they’re convinced that Mikel can get a lot out of the squad and achieve big things.

“I’m great friends with him and whatever good happens to him and the club I’d be happy for them because I’m a ‘Gunner’.”

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6 Comments

  1. Joab niwagaba says:

    I think hi actually needs more time

  2. Bonakele Moni says:

    Yeah, Santi Carzola, I’m one of those who believe our current gaffer is the right man for the job, “trust the process” it will be harsh to let him go, our North London rivals had a proven manager but it didn’t work out because he’s old fashion and can’t man manage the players

    1. Reggie says:

      The teams we are on a par with at the moment are Leeds and Aston Villa, why do people think that is acceptable?

  3. Reggie says:

    And what happens if you are wrong? How much damage do we let him do, that we cant undo?

  4. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    “It’s difficult to follow a period like Wenger’s – the club has to adapt to another kind of football, another philosophy, another vision of football”

    this statement concerns me for a variety of reasons…of course I agree with the obvious implications of his first comment, which is infuriating considering the glaring lack of a plausible succession plan…not only did we have the ‘good” fortune of having a blueprint of the potential pitfalls due to what had transpired following Fergie’s departure, but we likewise had ample time to prepare as Wenger’s inevitable departure had been bandied about for several years prior

    as for the second part of his statement, if what we’ve witnessed so far is any indication of what is to come, I want no part of that future…I just don’t see a definitive vision or a viable footballing philosophy, for that matter…to me, the kind of scared tactics we’ve employed are more apropos for a recently promoted side or, even worse, a perennial mid-table team

    with all due respect of course, as I have nothing but respect for Santi the footballer

    1. Reggie says:

      Agree with your sentiments entirely.

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