Arteta needs strong start next season or he’ll face the sack

By on June 5, 2021

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It looks like Mikel Arteta will keep his job this summer but the under-pressure Arsenal boss needs a strong start to next season or he faces the sack.

It’s safe to say the 2020/21 campaign was a disaster for Arsenal. We endured our worst start to a league season in over 30 years and were already out of the running for the top four after just 15 games.

Arsenal failed to make any serious headway in the domestic cups and were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-finals after losing 2-1 to Unai Emery’s Villarreal – who went on to beat Manchester United in the final.

Arteta managed to turn things around in the Premier League during the second half of the season and Arsenal were the second best team in the division over the final 23 games of the campaign. Despite this record, we still finished eighth for the second consecutive season, which shows just how badly we played during the opening weeks.

Many fans called for Arteta to be sacked after the loss to Villarreal but reports suggest the Spaniard will keep his job this summer and will be given the opportunity to reshape his squad in the transfer window.

However, the reports claim Arsenal chiefs have made it clear they won’t hesitate to sack Arteta if Arsenal endure another poor start to next season and will assess the situation after the first 10 league games.

Arsenal will be aiming to make a real push for the top four next season but we’re currently 7/1 seventh favourites to finish in the top four next season with the bookmakers so we’re once again being tipped to miss out. Rival fans say it’s better to play directly at the best online casinos and put your money on red or black on the roulette table rather than waste your cash backing Arsenal to make the top four.

However, I actually think we have a great opportunity to gate-crash the Champions League places as we have a big advantage over our rivals without the distraction of European football. Playing Thursday-Sunday is hugely disruptive and Arteta will now have an entire week to prepare for our Premier League games now we won’t be playing in the Europa League next year.

Arsenal’s squad is already more than capable of being in the top six and with the right additions this summer, there is no reason to think we can’t make a serious push for the top four next season.

Reports suggest that the likes of Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Eddie Nketiah will be sold to help raise transfer funds. David Luiz is already off the books while Willian is tipped to follow him out the door along with the likes of Seas Kolasinac so we’ll offload huge amounts from the wage bill.

If Edu and Arteta can bring in 3-4 top class players who’ll impact the first eleven straight away, plus sign a couple of promising squad players, then Arsenal will be in good shaping heading into the next campaign.

Getting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to his best form should also be a top priority and if he can start next season with a bang, it might just be enough to save Arteta his job in the Emirates hot-seat. And backing Arsenal to finish in the top four at 7/1 could turn out to be a shrewd bet.

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