Arsenal supporters wanted Mikel Arteta fired, but the board was blamed for Unai Emery’s error.
Under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has had a difficult start to the Premier League season.
Kevin Campbell believes Mikel Arteta will be fired at Arsenal, but he also feels the club’s owners share some of the blame for the Spaniard’s troubles. Arteta was not properly supported during his 21-month reign, according to the former Arsenal striker.
Arsenal and Adidas have unveiled their official 2021/22 home jersey, which is based on the club’s motto of “Arsenal for everyone.”
Following a terrible 2020-21 season, Arsenal spent over £120 million this summer to rebuild Arteta’s roster.
At £50 million, Ben White remains the club’s most expensive acquisition of the summer window. Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Aaron Ramsdale, and Martin Odegaard have all arrived at the Emirates Stadium to support the former Brighton defender.
Arsenal’s roster, on the other hand, is yet to gel, and they have had their worst start to a Premier League season.
Arteta’s team is currently bottom of the Premier League, having lost three games and failing to score a goal.
A devastating 5-0 thumping by Manchester City on Saturday added to their troubles, putting even more pressure on Arteta to turn the club’s fortunes around.
According to Campbell, Arsenal’s board of directors has made a similar error. The 51-year-old claims that the club did not adequately support Arteta, just as they did not adequately fund Unai Emery’s transfer windows.
Campbell believes Arteta will be fired in the end.
Campbell told Sky Sports, “The owners had two opportunity to bring in experience, but what happens when you bring in experience is you have to bankroll it.”
“When Arsene Wenger departed, they brought in Unai Emery, but they didn’t fully support him. When Emery was ousted, Freddie [Ljungberg] took over for a while, and that was the ideal time to bring in an experienced manager and really support him.
“They didn’t do that; instead, Mikel Arteta was brought in.
“Okay, he’s a young, inexperienced manager with huge expectations, but if you don’t fully support him… Yes, Arsenal has invested £139 million, but they’ve been playing catch-up all this time, so I believe Mikel Arteta will be fired.”
Following 2-0 losses to newly promoted Brentford and London rivals Chelsea, the club has had a rough start to the season. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”