Sun. Nov 1st, 2020

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson has criticised the idea of Manchester City assistant coach, Mikel Arteta set to become the Gunners’ new manager.

According to Merson, Arteta lack the experience to manage Arsenal.

He also warned Arsenal chiefs that it would be a big mistake to appoint Arteta as the club’s new head coach, adding that the Spaniard has never managed a club before.

DAILY POST had earlier reported that Arsenal chiefs have finally decided to appoint Arteta as the club’s new manager.

“This is a big, big gamble putting someone that has never managed before in charge of a club the size of Arsenal,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“It’s all well and good saying he’s worked under Pep Guardiola, but let’s be honest, Guardiola would struggle managing this Arsenal team. Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp would struggle

“You’re only as good as your players at the end of the day and the idea of Arteta replicating Guardiola’s style of football at the Emirates just falls apart when you look at the players he’ll be working with.

“Other than the fact he won’t get lost on the way to training, I don’t know what else he brings to the table. I cannot make the case for Arteta because he’s never managed before, yet someone at Arsenal can. How can you do that?

“I want to know who is upstairs at Arsenal saying this is a good appointment. From the club’s perspective, it’s clueless.”

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