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Arsenal Should Follow Chelsea's Example And Do To Arteta What Roman Abramovich Did To Frank Lampard

At this moment in time, Arsenal are comfortably one of the worst teams in the Premier league. It's quite debatable, but they really are down there of you are compiling a list of the worst teams in the Premier league this season. From a defeat to Premier league newcomers, Brentford, to another loss at the hands of the Champions of Europe, Chelsea, it seems like a matter of time before Arsenal is involved in a real relegation scrap. Despite the huge summer spending, the Gunners still looked like the shadow of themselves.

After yesterday's embarrassing 2-0 defeat, I saw a lot of baseless excuses from the Arsenal fanbase. From "our top defenders were out", to "the referee was partial", it was really embarrassing to see fans of this club side dropping excuses like bars. Truth be told, Chelsea themselves had a few players out and they still got Arsenal in locks and keys. At this rate, Arsenal would become a laughing stock for rival fans this season. This is where the decision of the owner, Kroenke comes in. Should he stick with Arteta or let him go for good? I think he should do the latter.

Just like Lampard was at Chelsea before, Arteta is the club hero who returned to take up a manegerial position at the club. The club backed him up, with resources and time to adapt, but after a period of time, it became obvious that the role was too big for him. The next step should be the sack. It's a hard thing to see, but it's the right thing to do. Chelsea did so with Frank Lampard and Juventus also did the same with Andrea Pirlo. Chelsea dismissed Lampard mid season and Juventus dismissed Pirlo at the end of the season. Chelsea's process sounded more ruthless but them you realise that the Blues sacked Lampard and kept in contact with him. Roman Abramovich knows that Lampard has a good relationship with the fans and he's also a legend at the club.

Unlike the managers they've sacked in the past, Chelsea are still in contracts with Frank Lampard as one of thr most respected legends at the club. It was a nice strategy by the blues and one that has kept both sides happy. Since his sack, Lampard has not said any bad things about the club or it's management. He still has a very good relationship with the likes of Petr Cech, the technical director and Marina Granovskia. This is exactly what Arsenal should do to Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners have to dismiss Arteta, in the most quiet was possible and still keep a good relationship with him at the club. He's an Arsenal legend and he deserves a good relationship with the club even though things are not all that smooth with him as manager at the moment. Looking around Europe, there are some world class manager available who will jump on the offer to become Arsenal manager. Antonio Conte for one is a perfect example. It might sound funny, but I believe Arsenal can contend for the Premier league title this season with Conte as manager. They have a good squad, with an average manager.

The only thing that is keeping Arteta in his job is the fact that he won the FA Cup and Community Shield. The Gunners hierarchy still believes he has 'something' in him but that 'something' only works in teams like Burnley or Newcastle, not a big side like Arsenal. This Chelsea defeat is the perfect time to 'give Arteta the letter' and there would be no backlash from the fans. Manchester City are next, and probably another 3-0 defeat on the way for Arsenal. It's a point of no return for Arteta.

Be it as it may, the decision to sack Arteta still lies on Stan Kroenke. It's either he picks a trick or two from Roman Abramovich's book and sack Arteta, or he risks leaving the Spanish gaffer, only for Arsenal to finish outside the top 6 once again. As a Chelsea fan, this is where I was my hands off this topic.


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