Imagine still being captain at a club whereby none of the supporters truly believe in your abilities any more.
That’s the case for Mikel Arteta right now who at 33-years-old isn’t trusted by many when called upon under Arsene Wenger nowadays.
Injured at present, Arteta had a horror show with his own goal and lacklustre performance after arriving into the West Bromwich Albion game away as a sub recently.
Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, these laboured performances from their once dependable Spanish midfielder are becoming all too commonplace and we’ve seen how Gooners have gravitated to Francis Coquelin given his mobility and dynamism in comparison to Arteta.
With Arteta playing in a role in which so many other world class transfer targets are often linked with the Gunners, most supporters naturally make comparisons and would rather the club landed a Lars Bender type of signing while finally parting with the former Everton man whose legs seem to have gone – well, for a club performing right at the top of the league anyway!
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