Mikel Arteta has just three games to save his Arsenal career

Mikel Arteta is under pressure and Calciomercato claims that he has been given three games to save his Arsenal managerial job.

The Spaniard has seen his team struggle in the Premier League this season with six losses from their opening 11 league games.

They are 15th on the league table at the moment, a position that doesn’t reflect their summer spending.

Arteta looked to have turned the club around when he led them to an FA Cup and Community Shield in August, but things have unravelled at the Emirates and he might lose his job soon.

The Italian outlet says that Arsenal is waiting for the outcome of the games against Burnley, Southampton and Everton, Arsenal’s next three in the Premier League to determine his future.

It also states that his decisions like axing Mesut Ozil from the first team plans are at odds with some in the club’s dressing room.

Arsenal isn’t waiting for Arteta to be sacked before they seek out a replacement, they have already made former Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri their new managerial target to replace the Spaniard, claims the same report.

Arteta’s managerial career started very well. If he loses this job it might take a while before a big team trusts him with a new job.

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10 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    I think that practically he has until the end of the year. This club needs CL football, if we cant get up to challenge, im afraid he isn’t fulfilling his remit. People talk of a long term plan, the truth is that is b😃ll😃cks, its about finance and getting this club back in the top 4 this season. Arteta wasn’t took on for a long term project, not spending time in the bottom half project anyway. No business man accepts you have to go down before you come up, thats not how it works. Its about we finished here, we give you this and you finish here and that is bare minimum 4th. I think he has until January. We can still recover something from then.

    1. SueP says:

      You talk about finance. Where is that coming from?
      I am not in business but if ManU after all this time can’t automatically get top4 and win the PL and with all the money and top PL managers that have had, how do we expect Arteta to do it in a year?

      1. Reggie says:

        Sue, utd have their problems as well, i predict ole is on borrowed time and he probably has the same time or less than Arteta. Utd are in financial hard times as well, they are a bigger club and a bigger stronger brand than us but they will be thinking the same. They are in a better state than us in the league but they aren’t flying.

        1. SueP says:

          On that basis ManU get the first pick of the best available manager.

          All I can say is that they have given Ole a decent run to stake his claim, so my point is, until later in the season (with no improvement) Arteta deserves the same.

          There are managerial alternatives, but nobody has convinced me so far that any of the top guys want a cheapskate owner in charge of the finances. Is there really one that can jump into the PL and get it right straight away

          1. Reggie says:

            Ole has been o borrowed time for a long while Sue, if he is sacked, you could argue, they kept him too long.

      2. John says:

        True speak.they must give him money toped and buy player for his plan. And from there if he is not performing with his new team than he don’t have excuses because the club fulfill his demand than.

  2. Shortboygooner says:

    I think the idea of 3 games has been plucked from the reality that if we get 2 or 3 more losses we are likley to be in relegation.

    Anyway poor arteta was never ready for the job.

    I dont love arteta and he is not a arsenal icon/legend. He is just a guy that wore the shirt as a stop gap for a few seasons.

    I will be glad to see the back of this fraud. Poch or allegri hmmm I actually would prefer poch. Allegri is rather defensive but could be different. I don’t know anymore just not this fraud

  3. RFrancis says:

    It would be better to focus on the future of the Club instead of the future of Arteta. I also think, for the club to benefit from any shake-up, both Edu and Arteta should share the same fate.
    In my view, Allegri for Arteta, sounds too much like “good ebening” part 2.
    It would be a better decision by the Club to replace our Sporting/Technical Director with a British candidate with deep knowledge of the game at the grassroots level. This will allow us to stop speculating on expensive foreign players and instead put our focus on unearthing domestic talents.

  4. Mrcool says:

    Arteta is another version of good ebening.
    I prefer pochetino to alegri. Poch has several years of coaching experience in epl.
    I don’t believe our square is that poor, we have a better team than some of the teams that has beaten us this season.
    Our problem is coach.

  5. Iyks says:

    Our coach is the problem, after he won FA Cup and Community shield he thought he has arrived. He dropped Ozil, one of the best creative mildfielder in EPL. Young talent Quanduzi was shipped out. Niles hardly gets playing time but very good defender. Tactically he is deficient. Arsenal is known for attacking football, now arsenal keep passing ball backwards making it boring to watch. No creativity anymore. Abumeyang can’t score anymore because of wrong tactics and no creativity. His substitutions are very poor. My candid opinion is that Arteta should be released for more coaching experience. A first class coach should be hired to save our dear team from weekly embarrassment and further drop.

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