Opinion: No need to panic despite poor results and we need to trust the process

Mikel Arteta recently claimed that we are still a long way from where we should be as a club and the Spaniard is right.

It is exciting when a new manager comes in and turns your team into winners instantly.

I relished winning the FA Cup and the Community Shield, but I always knew that we had overachieved at the end of last season.

Winning those trophies confirms that Arteta is the right manager for us, but there is no shortcut to fixing teams.

When Jurgen Klopp became Liverpool’s manager, they reached the final of the Europa League and the Carabao Cup in his first season.

They lost both finals, yet that was a sign of good things to come. It took them four years before they won a trophy under the German, but today they are one of the strongest teams in Europe.

Arsenal is currently going through a rough patch. It is harder to accept it when you consider how we ended last season and the business that we did in the summer.

As fans, we need not panic. I know that our expectations had been raised by our fine start under Arteta, but we need to see our current poor run of form as part of a process that will make our team better.

An article from Ime

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  1. Let us give MA time surely, but I hope he reverts to a 433 system wherein our players have more freedom to express themselves, are more direct and effective. MA has surely made us difficult to break, more competitive and more solid but we have to now start attacking teams. Let us start that with the Leeds game on Sunday.

    1. You said arteta has made us difficult to break?

      But Villa broke us with ease at the emirate.

      If arsenal games with Villa, Leicester and manchester city ended in barren draw, that is when you can boldly say arsenal are now difficult to break.

      At the moment, we are vulnerable, even at the back. Although there is a lot of improvement

  2. Saw our socially distanced 20-21 team photo online…. someone commented “With that formation we should manage a shot on target against Leeds” 😂😂😂😂

  3. Yes just don’t forget the psychic of the players. They are people too. luck would have it, there are no spectators in the stands otherwise they will be abused.
    Time is of the essence and when you loose confidence it takes for ever to rebuild it. Let’s give MA more time but things need to change now.

  4. Arteta def should be given the chance to finish what he started it doesn’t happen overnight! I’ve been impressed with his work so far and really think he could go on to become a world class manager and bring Arsenal back to where they belong champions league football and challenging for prem tittle but fans need to be patient could take another 2 or 3 years for this to happen!!

  5. Even the best liverpool team lost 7-2 at villa and Bayern also was hammered 4-1 in this season by mediocre opponent. Please give mikel time

  6. This is what it should be like. Arteta should now be judged on his results from this season onwards. People should just keep it to the team and results instead of “But he should be playing my preferred favourite player”..

    Lets now just concentrate on the team and arteta instead of always smuggling in our personal player preferences every time we have a bad result.

  7. I believe most fans are willing to be patient, but not unlimited patience. One can support Arteta and still question and criticize some of the decision making. For example, Willian as a 9, or saying in his interview that he knew we were in trouble 47 seconds into the match against Villa, but didn’t change a thing.
    Arteta has us more organized and disciplined than anytime in recent memory, and that is a credit to him. He will have growing pains as a young manager, and currently he is in a rut and had 2 weeks to get things sorted.
    Come the end of the season, an identifiable style of play, a starting core of players on the pitch, and finding some consistency are minimums. That will mark around 18 months under his tenure, and he should be judged as Wenger and Emery were judged.

  8. If we fail to score against the worst defence in the league Arteta must go. No it’s and but’s. No excuses

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