‘Arteta Wasn’t The Right Choice, Arsenal Need Vieira’ – William Gallas

William Gallas has heavily criticized Mikel Arteta and believes he has lost the support of the club’s senior players.

Arsenal is in a miserable run of form with 1 win in the last 10 Premier League games. Arsenal looks like a completely different team that won the FA Cup last season. Club captain and talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was instrumental last season, now looks like a shadow of a player he used to be.

Mikel Arteta is under increasing pressure just a year into his first managerial role. Arsenal currently finds themselves 4 points ahead of the relegation zone. With poor results game after game fans have started to lose faith in Arteta and demands a change in management.

Former Arsenal captain William Gallas feels Arsenal would be making a mistake if they continued with the Spaniard at the helm. He also questioned why the rookie coach was handed the job and believes a club legend should be appointed in his place.

Gallas to question Arteta for his least experiences, could deplete the Club

Speaking Exclusively to Ladbrokes

“What’s going on at Arsenal? It’s a question I think everybody has asked this season. I don’t know the answer.

“I think maybe the issue at the moment is that Mikel Arteta is not the right manager. For me, he doesn’t have that experience to manage a big club.

“I was surprised when he came in, to be honest – even as Pep Guardiola’s assistant – you need experience as a manager to come into a club like Arsenal.

William Gallas on Arteta

Gallas believes Mikel Arteta doesn’t have enough experience to manage each player. The responsibilities for the manager to handle pressure under difficult circumstances are not satisfied, said Gallas.

“You need to know how to manage 24 players. All the pressure is on your shoulders and you make all the decisions.

“Some players will be upset that they aren’t playing and it’s something you need experience in dealing with.”

Gallas choice for Arsenal Manager

Even though leading Arsenal to a FA Cup triumph, Gallas believes Arsenal should have appointed club legend Patrick Vieira instead of Mikel Arteta.

“Patrick has more experience than Mikel, because he’s managed in America and he spent time at Nice. So when the Arsenal board decided to pick a new manager I thought Patrick would get the call.

“He was captain of Arsenal and he knows the club very well. Patrick was the right guy then. ” He added: “If they have to sack Mikel Arteta, they have to choose Patrick Vieira to replace him. And I’m sure all the fans would love it.”

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