Well the reason Simeone’s name is being mentioned is solely because of his work and style at Atletico. We’ve only ever seen him manage one way. Where’s the evidence that he’d change his style if he move to a club like Arsenal? Or if he’d be good at adopting different tactics at top level english football?
This is a grey area for me which only adds doubt to him being a contender for Arsenal manager. There are other managers out there who you know what to expect as soon as they come in.
I’m not sure how much evidence we can draw from his time in Argentina in evaluating him now. It was quite a long time ago and South America is a completely different footballing world. I haven’t really seen anybody cite anything from his time in Argentina as a major reason to hire him.
Where did I say his methods don’t work for Atletico? Just because they work for Atletico doesn’t mean it can be easily translated to Arsenal. Atletico and Arsenal are nothing alike in terms of mentality, board, values, fans, club culture, expectations, existing playing staff and ambitions.
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What style are you referring to exactly? We don’t really have an identity anymore and perhaps this “familar” style is one of the biggest problems anyway.[/quote]
There isn’t really a specify style but there’s a broad expectation for Arsenal, style wise, to always be on the front foot and proactive in terms controlling matches rather than reactive to the opposition. Gazidis talked about maintaining a particular brand of football post AW that bore a close resemblance to the best of Wenger.
That’s just an assumption really but I feel lot of people underestimate how difficult the Arsenal job will be post Wenger tbh especially now that the league is more competitive than ever. Wenger does deserve alot of credit, he’ll leave a very stable club after he leaves.
You make it sound so simple and you put too much emphasis on defence, which isn’t really a major problem imo. Over the last couple of seasons it been clear we’ve lacked a precise attacking system and it been hindering us. From GK to striker Wenger’s ‘freeform’ football seems outdated and non effective at the very top level. I’d rather we brought someone who can unlock the team’s offensive potential