The “look what he has to work with” excuse has an expiration date and it’s fast approaching. Next season, it can’t be used for defending Mikel or Edu without carrying a definitive stench.
Arsenal have had a tough season, but they will give the young players invaluable experience down the stretch for as long as they earn it and that cannot be discounted.
As Arteta heads toward the end of his first season, one that has strayed far from script, many fans will be keen to see clear signs of Mikel learning his trade and bettering himself.
A lot of writing has gone up on the wall in Arteta’s first season, but does it translate to Arteta out or Arteta in?
Ain’t no rest for the wicked? There ain’t no rest for the Gunners as each match seems to build in importance by the day.
A man is judged by the company he keeps. In football terms that equates to the names associated with his tenure. Arteta must keep that in mind when it comes to Willian.
The January window is complete and I have my final say and give the window a grade.
As Arsenal get ready to face Manchester United at home, Arteta should look back to Gabriel’s dominating presence when he selects his backline
Arteta rotated the squad heavily against Southampton in the FA Cup and now needs a win against them in the Premier League 72 hours later to justify the selection.
An interesting write-up from Arsenal.com gushes over what David Luiz offers this Arsenal team. The fact that it’s coming off the back of Rob Holding’s new contract extension only stands to raise a reader’s eyebrows a bit further. Opening up with, “it was no surprise to Mikel Arteta that David Luiz came into the team […]