Arsenal’s board of directors has been asked to act quickly in removing Mikel Arteta, with two stars expected to protest the move.
The Gunners have been advised that their manager decision is limiting their transfer market clout.
Arsenal has been advised to fire Mikel Arteta in order to attract the higher-caliber players required to reclaim the Champions League. Arsenal invested roughly £150 million on six new players during the summer transfer window, but Stan Collymore feels they will still struggle to finish in the top four while Arteta remains in charge.
Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and Martin Odegaard were all signed for Arteta’s squad over the summer.
The players were brought in by Arsenal manager and technical director Edu in an attempt to revamp a side that finished eighth in the Premier League last season.
The new players did not appear to make much of an impact at first, as Arteta’s team started the season with three straight defeats in which they failed to score.
They’ve since turned up their game, winning three straight games without conceding in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup against Norwich and Burnley.
Arteta will be put to the test this afternoon when Arsenal hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby, and Collymore is not convinced by the club’s manager.
He stated for the Daily Mirror, “I just don’t see them going back there while Mikel Arteta is in charge.”
“He’s a coach who wants to play out of the back and through the lines, but he doesn’t have the players to do it against better teams.”
“Even while playing against less-than-stellar opponents. He isn’t a manager whose formula and style of play are suited to luring anything other than B-list players, and the club can’t even attract them without Champions League football.
“As a result, nothing will change while he is in charge.”
“Which implies that, if he leaves, Arsenal will be faced with their most critical decision since Arsene Wenger’s hiring in 1996.
“Unless they bring in an A-lister like Diego Simeone or Antonio Conte, they’ll remain mired in their current rut.”
Collymore argues that by hiring a manager like Arteta, who is in his first position, Arsenal is limiting their transfer choices.