Arsenal ought to’ve obtained ‘world class’ Antonio Conte earlier than Tottenham did and the Gunners will miss out on the highest 4 with Mikel Arteta in cost.
That’s in accordance with Arsenal fan and former youth striker for the Gunners, Jay Bothroyd, who believes Arteta lacks ‘leadership qualities’, which he says was evident of their 3-0 defeat to Spurs on Thursday.
Bothroyd, who got here by way of the academy on the north London membership, was left fuming with the Gunners’ efficiency on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And the ex-Cardiff and QPR striker believes that his former facet will now miss out on a spot within the high 4 as a result of lack of perception within the ranks.
Bothroyd mentioned on Kick Off: “How effectively have Arsenal achieved towards the highest six?
“They’ve been surprising. Their report is surprising and that is going to proceed subsequent yr.
“If Arsenal do get within the Champions League, I’m wondering what they’ll be like then after they’re in 4 competitions.
And when instructed they will nonetheless make the highest 4, he added: “I can’t see that occuring now.
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“This will actually harm the squad and this may actually break the morale.
“We don’t have characters in our squad, you’ll be able to see that at present. No one stepped up and mentioned, ‘Let’s get collectively, we are able to nonetheless do that.
“There was no belief in that performance tonight.”
Conte was within the reverse dugout to Arteta on Thursday evening, masterminding a win that takes Spurs one level behind their north London rivals.
And Bothroyd believes that Conte ought to’ve been appointed by Arsenal earlier than Tottenham managed to get the Italian, who Bothroyd labelled as ‘one of the best managers in the world.’
“These are the kinds of game where I question Arteta’s leadership qualities,” Bothroyd added.
“This is what makes me query whether or not he’s the precise man for the job.
“I don’t see management qualities in any respect.
“No one is on the market speaking, nobody is bossing folks round.
“It’s poor, it’s mentally weak, and that stems from Arteta. Unfortunately, these are the form of video games the place I query him.
“You can play towards groups like Brighton and Burnley, the place Arsenal win video games and also you say, ‘Oh, he’s nice’, and so forth.
“I don’t assume this may occur with Conte.
“This is why I was I was saying I wish Arsenal just took Conte before Tottenham did, because they would have, arguably, one of the best managers in the world.”
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