Only the blinds, critics and deluded football fans won’t see a clear organization and direction in the last 6 games of Arsenal in which new manager Mikel Arteta has been in the dugout for the Gunners.
It has been tough 14 years for the Arsenal fans worldwide because they have been struggling to attain the top standard they set in previous years when they won the premiership without being beaten and also made it to the Uefa Champions League final, which they eventually lost to Barcelona.
Arteta has never coach any single team before he took the Arsenal’s Job, but he quite understands what it takes to be great and also be a force to reckon with. He has been part of Man City’s recent success, as an assistant to Pep Guardiola that made them dominate English football the past few seasons.
Since his appointment, it no flukes that teams’ performance in playing has slightly improved. Yet it can be argued that the result is not yet coming in after having two wins in six games managed so far. That is quite an Improvement to zero wins in ten that got Unai Emery fired in November.
Working in this kind of rot that Arteta met might be quite difficult for the result to start coming almost immediately because the psychological and mental battle in the course of the season is most time tough to deal with.
When your centre forward goes 6 continuous games without scoring for the second time in the season and also your best creative player has no goal threat, and currently have just one assist registered to him since the season started. It is not rocket science to understand how Arsenal has been failing to kill off games since Arteta took over, It simply because of the team over-reliant on AUBAMEYANG’s goal.
Now is the best time to put emotions aside for some certain Arsenal players to leave. One of the Arsenal best legs, Ozil, is not getting younger anymore, he has offered his best he could in the past.
He can’t be replaced immediately in the course of the season, but a fresh leg needs to be brought in to relieve Ozil in the starting eleven. It’s thought that Arteta is eyeing a few players in his and a report from football blog confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Hakim Ziyech.
Lacazette is a decent striker but his current stat can’t take Arsenal far. He doesn’t run the game, not scoring enough, not also clinical enough in front of goal. Yes, it can be argued that he plays with huge passion and spirit. With stats from Myphonefootball confirming he has also gone almost a year without scoring away from home in the league.
All this cannot take arsenal to the next level. A potent striker needs to be brought in by Arteta to compliment Aubameyang. Arteta needs to work on the team’s athleticism. Best teams like Man City and Liverpool can have their players run for 90 minutes and still run their opponent ragged with ease.
Arsenal led in half time again Man United and Chelsea and they already looked tired in the first 45 minutes. Fitness is the basis for football to achieve success. The centre midfield is also a big issue to fixed quickly by the Spaniard.
Torreira and Xhaka are doing a good job and also complementing each other, but the honest question is who is going to be the distributor? The reality is Arteta needs to bring in a good box to box midfielder with physical presence also a good ball distributor in the mould of Thomas Partey.
The defence also needs urgent revamping. Maitland Niles has no business playing in the Right Back position for Arsenal. Hopefully, Bellerin can be counted on, if he can be back to full fitness. Arsenal’s defence probably needs two need solid, commanding centre back that is around 26 or 27 years old.
Right now the squad is in mess, Arteta has tried to steady the team and also made below players looks decent. He should be backed in the transfer market to get the players that can fit in his idea and can help him make Arsenal great again.
The team needs 2 players in defence, 2 in the midfield and a goal potent striker. Arteta needs five solid players to revamp the team and also help convert all the draws into wins.