Arsenal veteran Paul Merson has offered to take over as transfer head, claiming, “I’d do a better job.”
Edu has been heavily chastised in recent weeks for his transfer dealings at Arsenal.
Former Arsenal striker Paul Merson has stated that he would be a better technical director than the club’s embattled Edu Gaspar. The Brazilian ex-midfielder has been in charge since 2019, but he has been chastised in recent weeks for his transfer window activities.
Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, and Takehiro Tomiyasu are among the six new signings made by Arsenal this summer.
Many have stated that their roster is still not good enough for the level they desire to be at, and some fans have been dissatisfied with the club’s outgoings, particularly the sale of young midfielder Joe Willock to Newcastle.
Edu’s job is reportedly under threat as a result of Arsenal’s poor start to the season, in which they have lost all three Premier League games, with another ex-Gunners hero, Marc Overmars, supposedly one of the alternatives being examined to replace him.
Merson quipped on Sky Sports on Tuesday night that he would bet on himself to be a bigger success at the Emirates than Edu.
He added, “I tell you what, I’d do a better job.” “I’ll tell you right now, I’m capable of doing both” (his punditry job and the Arsenal job). I’m not asking for much; in fact, I’d do it for free.
“I believe their season begins when they return from the international break; the upcoming matchups are winnable games, or they will have to win them, without a doubt. Mikel Arteta will be under pressure until the October internationals, if they haven’t done something by then.
“When you spend that much money, you expect these players to deliver. Would I expect Arsenal to beat Chelsea or Man City? No. Is it possible to defeat them? Yes, and the Man City match was a disaster. It’s 2-0, so (Granit) Xhaka understands he shouldn’t do what he’s doing.
“Fans will leave thinking, ‘Oh, if we had 11 Xhakas, we’d be fine.’ No, you wouldn’t; he was sent away and sold them over the river, so I’ll have to wait and see.”
Arsenal, according to Merson, has sunk. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”