For the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern, this summer is their most important in years. After all, the departure of Arsene Wenger is likely to have a huge impact, whilst it’s also clear that a bit of a shake-up is needed at the Emirates in terms of the playing staff.
Who will succeed Arsene Wenger is, naturally, dominating the conversation of all Arsenal fans at the moment, and with good reason. Though his success has diminished in recent years, he’s left a gulf in the heart of the Arsenal squad, and that won’t be easy to fill.
The Spaniard, who of course used to play for the Gunners, is a popular man amongst fans, but it’s fair to say that the reaction to the news has been far from unanimously positive.
Indeed, a big point of contention for fans is his lack of experience. Arteta has been crucial for Pep Guardiola this season as one of his assistants, but a move to Arsenal would represent his first managerial role – and so it’s undoubtedly a risk for Arsenal.
That, it seems, is a big reason why so many of the Arsenal fans on Twitter aren’t entirely behind the idea of the deal. Indeed, one has even suggested that they’d rather have Arsene Wenger, and that says all you need to know.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
— ibrameyang (@The_Ibrah) May 16, 2018
Quick question to all the ‘Arteta as our next Manager’ supporters
Where do y’all realistically think he’ll finish in the PL race next to Mourinho, Pep, Conte (assuming his at Chelsea next season), Klopp & Poch?
All our rivals have World Class Managers and we don’t #AFC
— Relentless Gunner (@ArsenalFcCrazy) May 16, 2018
Please not Arteta ! #AFC
— Rob Burge (@TheBurge79) May 16, 2018
Looking forward to Arsenal's first game of the 18/19 season being away to Burnley and a Koscielny OG meaning that Arteta loses his status as an unbeaten manager in his first competitive game in charge #afc
— Puzzled Richie (@PuzzledRichie) May 16, 2018
— Sumit Amin (@LilCorzy) May 16, 2018
#arteta is not an appointment that will lead to excitement in the stands. No experience is why. Could prove to be another #Guardiola, could be another #GaryNeville. Only time will tell, can't help but think he only gets job as he's cheaper & said right things in interview! #AFC
— Craig W Atkinson (@JovanBKT) May 16, 2018
— childish landino (@ales5150) May 16, 2018
— Santi_Cazorla (@CazorlaCreation) May 15, 2018
Arsenal fans – thoughts?
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