Simon Jordan Believes Arsenal Can’t Win The League With Mikel Arteta In Charge
Mikel Arteta’s work at Arsenal speaks for itself. Looking at his time at Arsenal, you can’t dismiss the massive progress at the Emirates.
The Spaniard has brought the Gunners back to being competitive. In the 2021–22 season, they nearly secured Champions League football but finished 5th. They are poised to finish second this season, although mathematically they can still win it.
Many feel Arsenal’s failure to win the league is down to them lacking enough quality options to cover for injuries, unlike their main title rivals, Manchester City, but is it so?
Simon Jordan believes Arsenal needs to consider replacing Arteta with another top coach. He argues that the Arsenal boss doesn’t have what it takes to help the Gunners lift the league.
“I am not sure he has this particular gear in those narrowing of the eyes that concentrates players’ minds to get them to the next level. Something was lost, and it wasn’t just [William] Saliba that didn’t get you past those games,” said Jordan on talk SPORT.
The PL pundit argues that Arteta doesn’t know how to ensure he ends the season in style. “Arsenal’s business end of the season was similar to the business end of the season last year for different reasons.
“Well done for finishing second in the league. Not so well done for snatching defeat from the joys of victory. Are they going to build on it? Is the next step to win the league? I don’t think it is.”
Would I be misquoting Jordan if I said he is an Arteta must-go fanatic? Or is he just one of those pundits that like to spout ridiculous statements to get themselves more attention, like Richard Keys?
But the fact is that Arteta’s progress at Arsenal can’t be denied; don’t be surprised if, come next season, the Boss lifts the league.