Mikel Arteta plays down speculation linking him to Barca job

horsechoker

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Surely this is a joke?

Have Madrid fans infiltrated Barca because the club seems adamant to destroy itself
 

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Bit melodramatic

Would you say the same if Xavi came in?
That has always been the problem with our horsey. I am trying my best to fix it, so the blame is on me and I apologise.
 

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I don't see what he's done to get himself a gig at one of the biggest clubs on earth and a club that really needs to get its wheels back on the track. Surely they should be going for an experienced head to steady the ship?

Maybe Moyes is available.
 

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It wouldn't surprise me if the speculation was conjured up by his own camp...
 

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I've thought for a few years that Barcelona will do an us post Fergie, but x100, when Messi leaves. I'm absolutely certain of it now.
 

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Seems about the level of total chancers they’ve mostly appointed in the last however many years.
 

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The barcelona rebuilding job is even more challenging than Arsenal. The club is on the edge of being bankrupt, can't pay player's salary, but Fan's expectation is high. Arteta is not stupid, they may not even have money paying his wages next month.
 

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Seems these never ending rebuilds and trust the process nonsense has finally hit the continent, first Juventus now Barca.
 

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Isn't Cowman doing rather well lately. I hear a lot of people gushing over him giving young players a chance.
 
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The barcelona rebuilding job is even more challenging than Arsenal. The club is on the edge of being bankrupt, can't pay player's salary, but Fan's expectation is high. Arteta is not stupid, they may not even have money paying his wages next month.
As an Arsenal fan you should be willing him to go. Get compensation for a shit manager to go, hire a good manager. Win-win. Pretty sure Ancelotti would swap Everton for Arsenal.
 

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The board must have read the caf a few games after he was appointed Arsenal manager, seen he was the second coming of Jesus showing clear tactical nous and made they’re mind up then, just been waiting to pull the trigger on it.
 

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Barcelona is arguably the most poorly run club in world football. From a financial business perspective they're dumb, from a footballing perspective they're dumb. They're lucky they had Messi this whole time to paper over cracks but he could only do it so much.
 

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Him going for barca would be the best bit of business that Arsenal could do. As a rival fan I hope he never leaves.
 

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As an Arsenal fan you should be willing him to go. Get compensation for a shit manager to go, hire a good manager. Win-win. Pretty sure Ancelotti would swap Everton for Arsenal.
I am happy with Arteta as the manager. I am very patient and I think he is doing a good job. Also why would Ancelotti switch when everton has more resources than arsenal atm?
 

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Arsenal are on coarse to having their worst season in PL history, they’re struggling to hold onto 10th....weird one.
 

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Isn't Cowman doing rather well lately. I hear a lot of people gushing over him giving young players a chance.
He is. People like to say they have this awful team that can barely pass the ball but the truth is they're still good just not anywhere near as good as they were. Their form's been pretty excellent and they might well catch Athletico. Not sure they'll overturn the CL tie though!
 

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If this happens then I fully expect Big Sam to get the call next January to try and save them from relegation. Hopefully they can get proper gravy in Spain.
 

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Would be the silliest appointment seemingly being based on nationality and nothing else, since us and Moysie.
 

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I am happy with Arteta as the manager. I am very patient and I think he is doing a good job. Also why would Ancelotti switch when everton has more resources than arsenal atm?
Well said Thierry. There's signs we can see what he's trying to do, we are playing more fluent in the main now, especially when we have our full strength team out.

Now we need to add a bit more quality & with that get a bit more consistency. Next season is when he should be judged more.
 

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Bit melodramatic

Would you say the same if Xavi came in?
Xavi has no achievements as a manager in European football. Arteta's achievement is turning Arsenal into a bona fide mid-table side. Shit football with shit results. He'd be a bigger gamble. And he's not a club legend either.
 

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Xavi has no achievements as a manager in European football. Arteta's achievement is turning Arsenal into a bona fide mid-table side. Shit football with shit results. He'd be a bigger gamble. And he's not a club legend either.
He's top of the league in Qatar
 

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Imagine Messi’s face if Arteta turns up as manager :lol:

Seemingly a shite manager and not exactly a special player from their academy or anything. Absolutely no reason to go for him... bizarre if true.