Norwich win is only one of two must-win matches for Arteta to save his job

Arsenal beat Norwich 1-0 yesterday to earn their first league points of the new season and give Mikel Arteta some breathing space.

The Spaniard has struggled to get fine performances from his team for some time now.

Arsenal made the worst possible start to this season for a club that outspent their rivals in the transfer window.

Their losses to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City were understandable, considering that they are top clubs.

However, dropping points against Premier League new boys, Brentford was terrible and the Gunners needed to beat Norwich, which they did.

That win has reduced the pressure on Arteta, but Todofichajes says he could still lose his job.

They claim he has two matches to save it and one was the game against the Canaries.

However, he still has to beat Burnley in their next Premier League game if he is serious about keeping his job.

The report claims that Arsenal plans to replace Arteta with Antonio Conte and the Gunners have already contacted the former Chelsea manager.

New players usually need time to deliver results, but Arsenal’s new signings will know they have to start now considering how bad things have been.

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16 Comments

  1. Kev82 says:

    Won’t matter if we lose our next 3 he’ll still have his job! Apparently there’s no position we need to finish in according to Edu! There will always be an excuse as to why MA needs more time.

  2. Franko says:

    May Day! May Day!! This is an emergency.. SInce scoring goals is now the problem, I think we need to put out the calvary in full force upfront now.

    ————————Ramsdale——————–

    Tomiyasu——White——–Gabriel——Tavares

    —————–Loknga———Partey————–

    ———————-Odegard/Saka—————–

    Aubamayang———-Lacazette——–Nketiah

    1. Uzi Ozil says:

      Pepe for Nketiah.
      Saka for Aubamenyang.

      Start Aubamenyang or Lacazette but not both unless we are playing 4-4-2

      1. Franko says:

        Am tired of a system that struggles to score goals. Pepe and Saka can’t be a Pires and Ljunberg agreed but we need to call in the Calvary of our entire strike force at this point to help turn things around.

        1. Joe. S says:

          What’s your plan Frankie? Kick the ball upfield and hope that the three strikers will get a lucky bounce? Relegation stuff.

  3. ken1945 says:

    It’s not only about winning games, it’s also about the way we play, the commitment, the tactics etc etc
    Judging where we are against Norwich and Burnley must sound alarm bells for the club.

    1. Gunner22 says:

      Ken1945, the manner in which we won, a scrappy penalty in 90+ minutes – the alarm bells have been rung. The way our fans are gloating and bragging about that win, Crystal Palace beat the league leaders comfortably with a new manager and we won a nervy 1-0 against a 19th placed team.Both managers are our former players, while one was a tough no nonsense player, the other was a safe side pass master, and that reflects in the brand of football both the managers.The only positive of the match was the performance of Tomiyasu, rest were not impressive. Will judge Ramsdale after the Tots match where he will be tested against Kane & Son, very good players (in the wrong team)

      1. Sue says:

        I wouldn’t exactly call it gloating or bragging, I was just happy (relieved!) we won. Palace’s win was awesome, but let’s not forget they scored their goals after the Spuds went down to 10 and that was their first win of the season…

  4. Franko says:

    Am tired of a system that struggles to score goals. Pepe and Saka can’t be a Pires and Ljunberg agreed but we need to call in the Calvary of our entire strike force at this point to help turn things around. Lacazeete is the best link up man for the other attackers and we can see his trade mark long range shots from outside the 18 yard box.

    ————————Ramsdale———————

    Tomiyasu—–White———Gabriel——Tavares

    —————–Loknga———-Partey————–

    ————————-Lacazette———————–

    Martinelli———-Aubamayang———Nketiah

  5. Andrew Elder says:

    Burnley are going to be a tough nut to crack but I do not think MA job hinges on it. Edu was preparing us for a medium to long term project. One of my concerns is say half the new young intake don’t make the grade, what then? Another concern is the poor finishing against Norwich, 25 shots 4 on target!!

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      Where did the so called “experienced”, “internationals”, high costs players led us to 8th? Leno, Bellerin/Cedric/Chambers, Mustafi(previous season),Luiz(last season), Kolasinac, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil (previous season),Cabellos (2 seasons) Pepe, Lacazette, Aubemayang? Lets give chance to the lesser known players – so far Sambi, Tomiyasu, Ramsdale seem decent and will improve with game time. Tavares looks explosive and will help out in the cup games.

      1. Dan kit says:

        The manager led us to 8th not the players just as he has led us to 19th ..

        1. Loose Cannon says:

          Your opinion mate! If it makes you happy, I do not want to ruin your happiness. Just like Emery lost us the EL final,but won it with Villareal (oh! fourth time by fluke winner!) Villareal wage bill is pegged at approximately 39M GBP while our dearest Ozil claimed some 18M, got the point?

          1. Dan kit says:

            The only point I get from your posts are you Wenger agendas ,he’s been gone 3 years mate ,maybe let it go .

  6. Joe. S says:

    The Norwich win is a win is a win was an interesting game in the sense that few fans can decide who actually stood out. Reading the after match comments some people thought Maitland Niles had a good game while others thought he was terrible. The same was also true for Pepe. Some said White was our best player, I didn’t see it though. Then there were those who backed Odegaard and Lokongo. I agree with the later he did his job, but Odegaard was there to spark the attack which he couldn’t. BBC football actually gave their highest rating to ESR who was a substitute. The point is I can not remember an Arsenal game where there was so much divided opinion as to who our best and worst players were.

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