‘Demonstrable failure’ – Journalist slams Arsenal for considering Arteta pay rise

Piers Morgan has claimed that Arsenal should consider sacking Mikel Arteta at the end of the season, without offering him an improved contract.

It was recently reported that the Gunners are lining up a new contract for the Spaniard ahead of the summer, with his current deal set to run until the summer of 2023.

However, it has been a scorching month in north London. We saw ourselves kicked out of both domestic cup competitions by Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, as well as falling to sixth in the Premier League table, with Tottenham level on points with us in seventh having played one less game, and our season is literally in the balance now.

Despite fan concerns over our current status, the club appear ready to back their manager, but Piers Morgan believes his job may not be as secure as reported, and we should in fact consider replacing him this summer. he does not reach the minimum of a top four.

“Despite all his tough talk and endless ‘trust the process’ bullshit, Arteta has so far been a demonstrable failure at Arsenal,” Morgan wrote in his column to The Sun.

“He’s been in charge for two years and 114 matches now – and has a winning record of just 53 per cent, less than that of Wenger, whose last decade has been dismal, and Unai Emery.

“Yes, he won the FA Cup a few months after taking office (thanks to two goals from Aubameyang). But for a club like Arsenal, it’s winning the Premier League and the Champions League that counts and on which true success is to be judged.

“In Arteta’s first half-season we finished eighth. Last season we finished eighth again and did not qualify for any European competition for the first time in 26 years.

“This season, although Arteta has paid £150m for new players, we are sixth and already out of both domestic cups.

“If we’re not in the top four this season, and even that ‘achievement’ seems such a modest ambition for a supposedly big club, then he shouldn’t be getting a pay rise, he should be sacked.”

It is a difficult situation. On the one hand, we can claim that three seasons without qualifying for the Champions League for Arsenal is unforgivable, and on the other we can indeed take into account the progressive work that has been done by the boss.

Arteta did a lot of hard work, offloading a number of difficult players, all with minimal transfer budgets, and the biggest achievement in my eyes is the fact that he persuaded the owners to offer a transfer budget which may well make us relevant. go forward.

Prior to this season, our spending was nowhere near what our rivals were offering, and yet we were shocked to be left behind, and while I can’t defend what we had to endure in January, I think that it would be absurd to stop now.

Do you think Arteta has done enough to warrant a new deal?

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