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Just because someone spent 2yrs as Pep's number 2 doesn't mean he will be a new Pep. It just means he worked for Pep. Arteta is still in no uncertain terms a rookie manager, an individual who no doubt was exposed to some truly unique methods but unless he is capable of taking those methods and making them your own, he's still Aretta the rookie manager.
Imagine being a professional footballer and having a 38 year old iPad merchant in his first job bellowing at you all match where to play the ball like you’re a u10 team.
That’s the type of shit footballers see right through, especially when the results aren’t there. Cant see him keeping the dressing room for long if that keeps up.
As we are playing them next I was looking at some numbers:To be fair, he's doing a solid job of emulating Pep this season.
It’ll take a long time for the debt to be repaid. Most of the boring stuff “We’re your cup final”
“blah blah trophy cabinet blah blah” I never really cared about. It was the more subtle “Robbie Keane’s a great signing, for you guys” type of patronising shite that used to irk me.
I’ve got about 20yrs of abuse to dole out. My current favourite is just genuinely talking about them as a mid-table team, which they are.
“If Arteta comes good I reckon you guys might push for a Europa League spot in a couple of years”
They are bedding in several young players, most of whom have got picked for England. I call this the "Winks" syndrome ! You play for your country and then cannot get into your own team.
What IS a surprise is that they were supposed to be spending United type money once their stadium was paid for. This doesn't seem to be happening.
YOU DON'T WIN ANYTHING PLAYING KIDS
Yeah but our best front 3 is WORTH £300m !!!Our front three cost just over £20m. They have 16 league goals
Their best front three cost a combined £175m.
They have 5 league goals.
PEA didn't even manage a single shot yesterday.
Aurier has more goals than Pepe and as many from open play as PEA
The whole team have scored just 9 league goals.
Kurt Zouma, Chelski's CB, has as many goals as their top scorer