Video – Pundits disagree over Carlo Ancelotti becoming next Arsenal manager

Pundits are not convinced that Carlo Ancelotti is the right choice to be the next Arsenal manager.

ESPN UK pundits Craig Burley, Gab Marcotti, Shaka Hislop and Frank Leboeuf discuss who will become the next Arsenal manager now that Carlo Ancelotti’s name has been thrown into the ring following his sacking at Napoli.

As well as giving their predictions on the next Arsenal manager they also give their predictions on the Arsenal v Man City clash on Sunday.

As usual, it is a good video from ESPN UK, my only complaint is that it feels a little rushed but nevertheless, some good viewpoints are expressed, especially from Gab Marcotti and his comments on the Arsenal boards intention over when they want to name the new manager.

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10 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    I’d be surprised if the board hire Ancelotti, because of his bad results at Napoli and our limited transfer budget

    But we would most likely get a new manager if we lose the next three EPL games

  2. Innit says:

    Ancelotti has won everything
    We could do a lot worse
    He would definitely improve us

    So he had a bad spell at Napoli. Big deal
    Mourinho had a bad spell at United
    Conte was fired from Chelsea

    Nobody succeeds at every club they manage. Any manager is a risk

    If you people want MR PERFECT, you won’t find him

  3. Liam says:

    But he was sacked from his previous job at Bayern as well. Ancelotti would be a massive step backwards. People say Benitez but Bruce is 9 points better off at this stage of the season and without Rondon and Perez. If we can’t get Poch who I would happily wait till the summer for I would get Arteta. I feel conte, koeman or bielsa could do a good job.

  4. SAGooner says:

    The game has outgrown Ancelotti. We need progress.

  5. Gunnertz says:

    Arteta:
    __433 formation
    __attacking philosophy
    __good communication
    __passion for arsenal
    __6 years of schooling at la masia
    __played under wenger
    __highly credited for the improvements
    of sane, sterling etc
    __classy guy

    1. Diogenes says:

      Arteta in 2016 on his future coaching style:

      “My philosophy will be clear,” he said. “I want the football to be expressive, entertaining. I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition.
      “We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us. I’m 100 per cent convinced of those things, and I think I could do it.”

      Arteta added: “You can have an idea of a system, but you need to be able to transform it depending on the players you have – how much pace you have up front, how technical your team is, what types of risk you can take and whether your players are ready to take those risks.
      “It’s important to analyse your players because you can’t always play the same way. There have to be different details and changes in how you approach things, and you have to look at how you can hurt whoever you are playing against. Is there something they don’t like to do? If so, we’re going to make them do plenty of it.

      “Then the most important thing for the manager is that, the Friday before the game, you imagine what’s going to happen on the Saturday. And if what happens on Saturday is not what I had planned, then it’s not been good enough from me.”

      “I will have everyone 120 per cent committed. That’s the first thing. If not, you don’t play for me. When it’s time to work it’s time to work, and when it’s time to have fun then I’m the first one to do it, but that commitment is vital.”

  6. RSH says:

    Surely there are more modern targets out there. It would be puzzling if Ancelotti ended up being the choice. I’d honestly rather risk getting Arteta.

  7. GB says:

    No no, please we need a young forward thinking coach, not an old has been (like me) who’s just after his pension, to lead us into a new dawn.
    It might take a couple of seasons, possibly three, but we need to think long term rather than a possible quick fix.

  8. Javi says:

    If it’s an old guy, give me Benitez over Carlo for the short term, otherwise, happy to bet on Arteta

  9. Raflla says:

    i stand for poch, arteta, and nagelsmann. They are young manager and have a lot idea about game, except arteta they proven to making star just like our philosophy, and play attacking with great intensity too

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