When did Arteta become synonymous with Arsenal? He was a good midfielder for Everton but a poor substitute for Cesc. That probably clouded my opinion of him from the start.
I watch Arsenal games with morbid fascination, watching him stalk wide-eyed across the touchline, barely hiding the fear behind it. Are we going to jump to a 3 goal lead only to then spend the rest of the game fighting to keep them at bay?He makes strange decisions, shows limited tactical awareness, and fills me with fear every time.
Despite this, I cannot fault his vision for the club. The right people in the club want it, not just the right names. Give young players a chance and try to build a foundation for the future. And it leaves longtime cynics like me pulling my hair out on game day but applauding their efforts.For the record, I think Emery is a top coach who should have been given a lot more time on the job, but here we are. And although Arteta frustrates me every matchday, he seems to want to bring stability and harmony to the club and will not tolerate anyone who does not buy the plan or has a disruptive influence (Guendouzi). And for that you have to applaud him.
I also have to keep in mind that he is younger than me and one of the youngest coaches in the league and will probably only get better as a coach and coach. With this in mind, I think we should look to the future with positivity and hope.But this is Arsenal.