Former Crystal Palace chairman turned pundit Simon Jordan has finally heaped praise on Mikel Arteta for the transformational job he has done as the manager of Arsenal since he took over at the club.
Arsenal looks set to end two decades of waiting for a new league title if they keep their momentum and finish this season atop the standings.
The Gunners could not even make the top four last season, but they have made steady progress since Mikel Arteta took over in late 2019.
The former midfielder has made them a much stronger team and now they could be crowned champions of England.
Speaking about the Spanish manager, Jordan wrote on the Daily Mail:
“Back in 2019 when Arteta walked through the door, the club was in disarray and unrecognisable from the one we see today. And that is all down to Arteta.
“I went to the Arsenal-Manchester City game earlier this season and my experience was one of a football club totally in line with each other. From programme seller to centre forward. There was a motivation and an energy and a feeling of absolute togetherness.”
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Arteta deserves a lot of credit for how the team has performed since he became its manager.
However, there were many that criticised him relentlessly, including Jordan and it shows how far the manager and Arsenal have come when someone as bitter as Jordan starts to applaud what has happened this season at the club.
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Given the state of affairs the club was in to the position Arsenal now finds its self in, the gaffer has to be given credit.
So whether its forthcoming from Simon Jordon or not a great job is been done in earnest.
And when one looks at the managers the gaffer has been rubbing shoulders with, a keep saying its going to be hard to deny him manager of this campaign when the dust settles.
I listen to White and Jordan and I wouldn’t class him as bitter at all. He is plain speaking and was happy to admit weeks ago that Arteta had surprised him with how he had transformed the club. He liked him initially, changed his mind a bit and then was full of praise and was happy to be proved wrong
You said exactly what I was going to put SueP. He’s certainly never been bitter about Arteta or Arsenal and is I think an honourable, plain speaking person who in my opinion is the best pundit in the media. He certainly knows his stuff and is not afraid to call ‘a spade a spade’!
I listen in to Simon Jordan regularly and his intellect and way of telling it as it is, without fear, favour or bias is extremely refreshing. He is by a considerable distance the single most WORTHWHILE person to take notice of on that otherwise generallly risible radio stataion TALK SPORT.
The show that prededes White and Jordans from 10-1, is the dismally downmarket Breakfast show featuring such dimwits as Agnonlahor, Jamie (Please God NO!!)O’Hara and our own Romford Pele, Ray Parlour. Fullof inan ecackling and nonsense But Joirdan is truly something special and I recommend you listenin to HIM.
A sycophant he is certainly NOT!
Lol the guy who was bitter Wenger and SAF were inducted in the Hall of fame and aimed digs at them? Yeah, no surprises that he came around.