Gary Neville says Mikel Arteta’s inability to make football exciting at Arsenal is ‘unacceptable’ and in some ways worse than losing games.
The Gunners have been dragged into a relegation battle over the past few months and have the second-worst form in the Premier League since match week five.
Arsenal haven’t won in the Premier League since beating Manchester United on November 1, but Neville believes the Gunners’ inability to play entertaining football is in some ways more worrying than dropping points nearly every week.
“The Mikel Arteta team looks more rigid, more solid but it’s a bit boring and they’ve got to get that out. You can’t bore,” he said on the Gary Neville Podcast.
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“I used to say that here [at Manchester United]. You can win, you can lose, you can’t be bored coming to Old Trafford.
“I think most fans are the same, they can watch the team win, they can watch the team draw and they can watch the team lose but they won’t accept being bored.
“And to me the Arsenal players at this moment in time look a little bored and the football they are producing looks like a real struggle.”
Arteta is under intense pressure to start turning things around now that there are question marks over whether he is the right man to take Arsenal forward.
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