Pundit claims that Arteta is outperforming his ability

Gary Neville has claimed that Mikel Arteta is doing better than he should be at Arsenal.

The Spaniard took control of the club back in December, with the team struggling for any kind of consistency earlier in the campaign, and went onto secure the club European football via winning the FA Cup, before leading them to beat Liverpool to the Community Shield both in August.

Our team has also opened our Premier League campaign with two consecutive wins, and Neville claims that the young manager is doing well.

“I think Mikel Arteta is punching above his weight,” said Neville on his podcast. “He is going above and beyond the players he has. The shape and the organisation, things we have criticised Arsenal for in the past, is good.

“They are not finishing in the top four like Arsene Wenger used to get criticised for but they look like a team which is more cohesive. It has continued from the end of last season and he is doing a great job.

“I just think Mikel Arteta would love that £150 million that Frank Lampard has got this summer.”

It certainly is exciting times, knowing that the manager has managed to secure some of the players that have already improved our team, and can’t help but feel confident that we can force our rivals for a place in the top four, and should he continue to push us forwards after that, a title challenge will surely not be too far away.

Could Arteta have us challenging for first this season or next?


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  1. He like so many of our fans would never have expected to see the results our team have come up with in the short amount of time with Arteta in charge .
    Our board came out and said this last week that Arsenal was going through the toughest time in our history when Arteta took over which is a testament to how good Arteta could actually become .
    He took over a team which lets be honest was in a meltdown when Emery left ,he took over went through a pandemic which the likes of any of us have ever witnessed and came out the other side with a Fa Cup victory ,as if any of us would have believed that when he took over the reins .
    Fans need to be patient with him let’s wait until the transfer market is closed ,because some fans believe any signing Is better than none which in real life is a myth ,he along with the club are obviously working hard to finally get us to where we belong .

  2. He was the first to reveal Aouar and Arsenal agree personal terms exactly 2 weeks ago…
    Now he just wrote
    Houssem Aouar to Arsenal
    Personal terms agreed
    Fee agreed: £45m plus £10 add-ons.
    It’s happening soon.
    I know he’s yet to get a single one wrong, but please even meself I’m begging don’t give me hope, don’t do that 😥

        1. If this is true, we are back in the big time – I just hope it’s true that both players are coming to us and I wish Lucas Torreria all the very best in the future.
          Next 24 hours could see us in dreamland!!!

        2. TheTransferExchange on Twitter… Follow him up so you can see his posts.. I’ve noticed he hasn’t gotten anyone wrong so far.
          So I’m hoping this one would be real too

    1. That for me will be biggest signing of last two seasons. With his addition MA had all the tools to succeed and top 4 will be achievable. Champions League here we come.

  3. Are u kiding me
    it also means Guendousi will be off since he requested for a tranfer and Torreira who also desperate to leave
    dont really kown about Koal and Musti they dont look or seem to be aiming for transfer due to age and wage.

  4. Arteta is doing a good job we have just won the FA cup in his first 6 months. The league is where we have struggled and that is something we dont know yet whether Arteta has the key. Consistency has been our achilles heel and that is something that Arteta has to address before we say he is doing a good job. So far so good but lets wait to judge.

  5. I know who Gary Neville was. But who is he? Nobody expect that a trained intellectual shall care about football, and know anything about the sport, why expect a footballer to be intellectual?

    1. Robert, what is to disagree with in what Gary Neville had to say? He has not been critical of Mikel Arteta in any way. Similarly he had a lot of respect for Unai Emery, who he coached against in Spain.

  6. I remember when we were literally begging Allegri 2 come coach Arsenal but he gave no response.. Until technical director Edu gaspar convinced Arteta to rejoin… Even Mourinho took a dig at him.. But guess what, he’s a trophy winner, while some have never won trophies

    1. Allegri wouldn’t come to Arsenal for a number of reasons; he doesn’t want to coach outside Italy, he wouldn’t work as a “head coach” under the then Arsenal management structure and he wanted a fortune in transfer budget to rebuild the team.

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