Pulling numbers out of my arse, i'd say it's a 70/30 in favour of him. This could easily get inverted or worse if next season (provided we have a good transfer window) we don't get top 4 and/or a real go at the EL. I don't think any Arsenal fan is infuriated looking at United. Spurs got top 4 and a good manager but i'm still fairly cautious when you know how volatile he can be.
Next year will be interesting and one big club will again have a very bad season. Could be Chelsea, could be United, could be Spurs, as long as it's not us, there will be a chance.
Tend to agree with this.
I think most Arsenal fans are realistic about the challenge and appreciate that the club is moving in the right direction.
People, especially supporters of rival clubs, want to manufacture drama and narrative but the reality is just a lot more mundane. We became a full on dumpster fire of a club between about 2016-2020 with terrible roster management and a poisonous club culture, we needed huge changes at every level from the boardroom to the bootroom that were never going to happen quickly especially during the pandemic, and now we're finally starting to emerge from that dark period as a more functional club. But we're not there yet.
Arteta will get backed this summer, we'll actually have a roster that makes sense for the first time in about five years rather than a Frankenstein's monster roster constructed by five different people full of players that don't fit together and can't play the same kind of football, and so he'll be reasonably expected to keep improving results and to fight hard with Chelsea, Spurs, and United for the 3rd/4th places and to have a serious go in the cups. And if he doesn't, he'll probably lose his job and we'll bring in somebody else to work with this talented young roster. And then that person will be expected to get results, etc.
Honestly, I am not particularly attached to Arteta or worried about his future. The important thing is just to continue to make good decisions in the transfer market and with other club business this summer. If that happens, then we'll be in reasonably good shape whether Arteta does enough next year to keep his job or not. This is also why the comparisons to OIe are completely off base. Ole obviously fostered a terrible internal culture full of entitled players and didn't recruit with any kind of footballing vision in mind, much less a modern tactical vision.The two overriding principles for Arteta/Edu in the last few years have been a focus on internal culture, getting rid of any entitled or disruptive players, and to buy, develop, and promote players who can play the a particular kind of technical, fast-paced, high line football. A group of players with those qualities will work under any other manager who has the same broad vision, like Potter or Seoane or whoever might succeed Arteta if he loses his job.