Solution for Arsenal?
Jurgen Klopp took 5 years to succeed with Liverpool. Pep Guardiola also needed 2 years to reap the title in Man City. If you want to build a team that plays attack beautifully and effectively, Arteta and Arsenal have to spend a lot of time and effort.
Meanwhile, playing defensively on a counterattack could be a more time-saving option. Claudio Ranieri or Antonio Conte need a season to help Leicester City, Chelsea win the championship.
At present, Mourinho also has significant marks at Tottenham. Coach Klopp commented that Spurs is the best counter-attacking team at the moment.
After winning against Arsenal, manager Mourinho shared: “It is important what you do with the ball. We play counter-attacks well, there are players who are quick and sharp every time the opportunity is given. Sometimes you just need defend and go far”.
With Arsenal now, it is also difficult. They don’t have fast and sharp players like Son Heung-min and Harry Kane to use that style of play. Aubameyang, Lacazette or Willian were all older. Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe has a somewhat cumbersome and ineffective playing style.
And whatever style Arsenal choose to reform, the first thing they need to do is to recruit quality recruits. Carragher has insisted that Arteta is a talented coach, but the Spanish strategist will not be able to succeed with the current people at Arsenal.
After Arsenal’s defeat to Everton, the Liverpool legend confirmed this once again.
“To get back to where they want to go, with their Champions League place and the ability to compete for titles, they have to go through a lot of pain. They have poor signings in a long time. Arteta needs 3-4 terms. Another transfer can be successful. This Arsenal squad is not good enough “, Carragher shared.
Arsenal’s style makes them not look like relegation teams. They are not imposed by opponents like Sheffield or West Brom, they do not defend too closely like Fulham.
However, Arsenal has something in common with these teams. They are too easy to defeat.