It’s time for Arsenal to make a change.
That is in accordance with Simon the Gooner, who phoned into talkSPORT’s Sports activities Bar on Wednesday night time to name for the sacking of Mikel Arteta – and title his preferrred managerial substitute.
Simon’s name got here simply hours after Arsenal’s winless run was prolonged as they solely managed a house draw with Southampton, combating again from a aim down after former participant Theo Walcott struck for Saints.
The Gunners are all the way in which down in 15th within the Premier League desk, solely 5 factors away from the underside three and with out a victory within the top-flight since profitable at Manchester United on November 1.
Requires Arteta to go have gotten louder and extra frequent with each passing match, and Simon the Gooner has been ‘#ArtetaOut’ for fairly some time now – actually, he branded the Spaniard a ‘fraud’ on talkSPORT just some days after that defeat of the Pink Devils final month!
And Simon is refusing to again down over his view that Arteta has to go, ideally as quickly as attainable.
“Oh, surely,” replied Simon when requested by Sports activities Bar host Andy Goldstein if he needs Arteta out.
However who does he need to develop into Arsenal’s new supervisor?
“Rafa Benitez would preserve us within the league,” he added. “In fact it’s about survival! Take a look at the place we’re within the league!
“Should you stated take 17th, I’d chunk your hand off proper now.”
Goldstein was not satisfied by Simon’s relegation fears, nonetheless – despite the fact that his co-host Jason Cundy believes happening is a chance, regardless of saying Arsenal ‘in all probability’ received’t be exiting the Premier League.
“That’s loopy… they don’t seem to be going to go down,” stated Andy. “There isn’t a ‘in all probability’ about it, Arsenal will NOT be happening!
“They will see the sting of the cliff and they’re nowhere close to it. They received’t go down.”