New Arsenal manager: ESPN pundit BLASTS potential Arsene Wenger replacement Mikel Arteta
Those are the thoughts of ESPN pundit Stewart Robson.
Arsene Wenger is departing after serving as Arsenal’s manager for 22 years.
A number of names have cropped up as Wenger’s potential replacement, including Massimiliano Allegri, Brendan Rodgers and Carlo Ancelotti
While Manchester City assistant coach Arteta appears to be favourite with a lot of bookmakers to take over the reins at the Emirates, there have been reports suggesting Gunners chiefs are yet to formally contact the Spaniard.
And Robson – who previously played for Arsenal – is baffled his old club are looking at Arteta.
“I think it would be a strange appointment,” Robson said.
“Arsenal players have been accused over the past six or seven years of having no leadership, no guts, no determination.
“Arteta played for them and he was captain on several occasions.
“I can’t see how he’s going to suddenly transmit himself into this greater leader out on the training field and in front of the press and fans.
“I think it would be a strange move for Arsenal. It’s an easy move.
“He’s got no experience of management and it’s totally different coaching to being a manager.”