Nuno Espirito Santo, Lampard and Mourinho all fail Mikel Arteta challenge with Solskjaer next – Tom Canton
Mikel Arteta took over from Arsenal in 2019 after Unai Emery left a broken locker room and the club in decline.
The Spaniard may not have been successful in stopping the league’s downfall, but an FA Cup in addition to a transformative recruit alongside technical director Edu is starting to show the potential of a side worthy of helping Arsenal to reach the Champions League qualification again.
Not only has Arteta started to turn the tide, but his stance has caused the manager to see several prominent names walk away and away from their sides as he continues. With even more possible layoffs to come in the weeks and months to come.
Tottenham’s sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo sees Spurs’ second boss lose his job during Arteta’s time with the club. Jose Mourinho was also sacked towards the end of last season and, for the first time in his career, failed to win a trophy at his club.
Mikel Arteta, as mentioned, won an FA Cup while Mourinho watched and the Spaniard is now looking to build something at Arsenal with a unified dressing room as the Portuguese only brought one division to his ranks.
Thomas Tuchel’s success at Chelsea was seen following the sacking of iconic figure Frank Lampard. Despite a transfer ban, Lampard earned Chelsea a top 4 spot, but lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal Arteta after being tactically outclassed.
But his inability to utilize the mega summer spending of 2020 prompted Roman Abramovich to take action.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be the next boss to feel the curse of Arteta’s tenure. Despite a recent 3-0 win over Tottenham, the pressure has grown steadily on the Norwegian.
Arsenal will face Manchester United at the end of the month, which means Arteta could even be a direct cause of Solskjaer’s demise. United and Arsenal have the same number of points despite the Red Devils adding Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo to their already dear squad.
Spurs are linked with Antonio Conte to replace the aforementioned Nuno Espirito Santo. The Italian, if he takes over, will then join the challenge of trying to survive Arteta.
Mikel Arteta persists with the faith of his players and executives behind him. We give him time to build and we hope that this support will bear fruit at the end of this season.
The rookies have been good, the results are improving along with the performances, but the end of the season will bring judgment with it. Arteta’s survival will depend a lot on the outcome of this campaign.
But Arteta can recall the names he survived during that time with some pride in the work he has done in a hyper-competitive and relentless Premier League.
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