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How Long Should Arsenal Continue With Mikel Arteta?

Words may not be enough to describe Arsenal's performance today at the Etihad, but to sum it up, the Gunners were completely outplayed by Manchester City in a 5-0 annihilation courtesy of goals from Ferran Torres, IIkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus and Rodri.

The result means that the red contingent of North London are without a win or a goal in their opening three games, one that puts them on the edge. In finding themselves two goals down after twelve minutes, Arsenal were simply short of ideas and when Granit Xhaka got sent off in the 35th minute, the fans knew that their fate was all but sealed.

However, with three defeats in three games, what more do Arsenal need from Mikel Arteta?, the Spaniard could do little to inspire his team at the Etihad and clearly didn't have the wit to stand up against the free scoring Citizens.

It goes without saying that the Gunners are in their worst ever start to a season and such unwanted record is proudly sponsored by no other person but their manager. The club spent the most money of any English team this summer, but the players they got in Albert Sambi-Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegard and Ben White are simply not world class materials. The Arsenal that played against Manchester City today looked dispirited, disorganized and bereft of tactics. Although the North London club needs to get climb up the table, Arteta is not looking like the man with the ladder. The longer they stick with him, the farther behind they will remain. He may have been a good player at the Emirates, but he's clearly not the man for the managerial job.

Stan Kroenke must make a quick decision with the club's progress in mind, but if he chooses to stick with the 39 year old longer than he should, he does so at the club's peril.

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