Arsenal fans pinpoint Arteta’s mistake with five players and demand his sacking
Some Arsenal fans are calling for manager Mikel Arteta to be sacked after the Gunners' latest poor result against Manchester City.
Arsenal were beaten 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, with the result the sixth time they have failed to win in their last nine games at the Emirates.
Those three victories came in the Europa League against Dundalk and Molde (twice) and Arsenal's woeful start to the season has seen Arteta come under major pressure.
Criticism has been levelled at his team selection and tactics but pundit Jamie Redknapp has claimed the issues at Arsenal go deeper than just the manager, suggesting that any potential replacement for Arteta would only have "three or four" players in the squad that he could count on.
Redknapp urged Arsenal to stick with Arteta but some fans believe replacing the Spaniard would have an immediate impact.
In response to Redknapp's rant, one fan said: "I’m sorry sacking Arteta for a better coach wil allow someone with know-how who wouldn’t play Bellerin, Elneny, Mustafi, Kolasniac, Xhaka and beg them to stay.
"Emery got 5th with Jenkinson, lichensteiner, Iwobi, Old Kos, Monreal, Micki, Welbeck, in the team."
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A second added: "cool but then Willian just kills that whole argument, Arteta bought him in and keeps playing him"
"Yes we have quite a number of runt but you don't need superstars to look decent on the pitch. They dominate us mostly, except for the times that the opponents choose to sit back and protect their lead. Teams with far lesser qualities are doing better so why excusing Arteta?" questioned a third.
"Okay everyone knows this so why arteta still trusting these 'kidders'" added another supporter. "Arteta starts Willian over Nelson Arteta starts Bellerin over AMN Arteta starts Mustafi over Saliba Arteta starts Elneny over ESR Etc etc. He sets up 3 CBs and our 2 CDMs to prevent counters yet we leak goals".
Another fan fumed: "it’s the coach that picks the team. He’s the one who got rid of certain players and kept Elneny, Mustafi, and many other deadwood in his team. He did so because he trusted these players. Now he must take responsibility of their poor performance."
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