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“Arteta needs to leave” – These Arsenal fans are livid as ace left out completely against Man City

We usually see that relegation threatened teams will play a weakened side in the cup competitions to boost their chances of picking up points in the league, but are Arsenal really in that category yet?

They face Man City in the Carabao Cup tonight so this should be a welcome escape from the misery of the Premier League, while Mikel Arteta has shown his main strength lies in one off cup ties so a victory could buy him some time with the fans and boost the confidence of the team.

City have rotated a few of their players but it’s still a very strong side that they’ve put out, so it’s interesting to see that Arteta has gone for a largely full-strength selection:

Leno, Tierney and even Pepe would probably be starting if he was going for his strongest possible selection, so it shows there is some space for experimentation.

The situation with William Saliba has dragged on all season after he failed to secure a loan move and appears to be frozen out of the first team, so this would’ve been a great chance to see if he was capable of playing at this level.

It’s either the case that Arteta genuinely doesn’t rate him or he could even be scared that a great performance from the Frenchman would highlight a serious error on his part and he doesn’t want to deal with that just now.

From an Arsenal point of view you have to hope that it’s the first option, but a lot of the fans are still unhappy that he’s not included tonight:

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4 Comments

  1. Pops says:

    Arteta is a fake preaching youth to mislead but not having the courage to use them..who is he trying to bluff with Cirjan?

  2. Abdirashiid says:

    I will never watch arsenal Game till Arteta Around or manager, I hate him his poor performance the club

  3. patinho says:

    @arteta need to face and hundle these problems as a man,
    1.william saliba is a good defender why not using him he spent a season in st Étienne and he performed good.
    2.also remember that a combination of lacazette and aubameyang used to give good results,why not doing so. 3.ozil is not a bad player he’s experienced and not forgetting that they pay him lot of money for free, he’s training good so why not in squad, Mr arteta use ozil, saliba, lacazette, and not forgetting willian.because all arsenal fans need see arsenal winning.

  4. nabil says:

    if arteta will play willock so why will he not play ozil, is willock better dn ozil?

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