Ex-Arsenal legend claims that he would do a ‘better job’ than Edu in the sporting director role

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Despite the club spending in excess of £150m in the summer transfer window, the role of Edu at Arsenal has been criticised by a former club legend.

The Gunners have strengthened in key areas, but the fact that Mikel Arteta has appeared to go down the route of buying young players rather than established internationals, is a real bone of contention with Paul Merson.

Now a successful Sky Sports pundit, Merson believes that he could do a better job in the sporting director role… and even combine it with his punditry gig.

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“Tell you what I’d do a better job,” he said on Sky Sports, cited by the Daily Star.

“I’ll tell you now, I could do both [Soccer Saturday and Director of Football], if you’re successful you play on Sunday’s.

“I think their season starts when they start when they come back from the international break, the fixtures coming up are winnable games, or they will have to win them there’s no doubt about that.

“Mikel Arteta will have til the October international, if they haven’t done anything by then he will be under pressure.

“When you spend that kind of money, these players have to perform.”

Mikel Arteta and Paul Merson

Frankly, Merson is better off sticking to his punditry, which arguably isn’t the best at times either.

It’s all very well taking pot-shots and the moral high ground, but can you honestly imagine that state of Arsenal if such a scenario came to pass.

They’d be the laughing stock of the Premier League.

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  1. Edu and Arteta are obviously uncompetent beside not ready nor he’ll ever; takes brain

    To actually have them in first place then keep this disaster go on, highlights how far from London and football owner and board are.

    Top businessman can’t throw such amounts for over 2 years, be bottom team and keep it up; unless; tax write off or a huge check for Netflix or Prime Arsenal saga to mock us live! It will be a hit, already IS:

    Arsenal breaks New record; at bottom spot: international break for everyone to see it if missed first episode & kick off pre-season teaser! Deep deep.into for sure!

    Sad part, Conté wont come in next window, we’ll be stock in relegation zone by then, no way to make it to Europe.

    I really thought to wake UP with a great news : Arteta Edu out, Conte Campos in… Let’s Hope players revolt on pitch, play Arsenal way, forget Arteta’s no tac tic…

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