Mikel Arteta’s appointment should’ve been the catalyst needed to revive Arsenal and position them to challenge for top 4 football and major titles.
At first, it felt as if Gunners were back to their best as they lifted the FA Cup title by beating Chelsea 2-1. The man of the occasion was Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who was scoring goals for fun.
The Gabonese attacker was arguably the best striker in the world and his trade mark curling goals enabled Arsenal beat Chelsea to the FA Cup and Liverpool to the Community Shied. The back to back trophies was suppose to be the start of something special and not the end of it.
Aubameyang’s refusal to work extra hard and keep banging the goal was the start of Mikel Arteta’s biggest problem. The 32-year-old is no longer in the mood to play for Mikel Arteta and that feeling is shared around the dressing room.
Probably the reason why Arsenal are out of every domestic cup competitions and now languishing 10th in the league table.
Shamefully, the Gunners are 12 and 7 points off the Champions League and Europa League spots respectively.
The sad part of it all is that the present Arsenal team is far stronger than most team’s in the Premier League and all they need is a manager who can bring back that old feelings.
That feelings of invincibility and pride in wearing the jersey.
Arteta has done his part and won trophies now, Arsenal need an experienced manager to get the best out of the talented squad.