But Augie another thing I keep repeating and nobody listens is that we are judging Arteta with hindsight, in the same way we are judging Dick.augie wrote: ↑Sat May 29, 2021 2:55 pmClummo99 wrote: ↑Sat May 29, 2021 1:13 pmExactly what I've been saying for God knows how long and still SteveO doesn't seem to accepted it.
Just because Arteta has turned out to be a worse appointment doesn't mean Emery was the right appointment.
Emery was dismissed at the correct time (maybe even a few weeks earlier would have been better) because we were heading for major trouble if he'd stayed.
Surely for it to be the correct decision, the guy that replaced him has to do a better job ? I keep saying that I only ever viewed emery as a bridge appointment to get us going in the right direction again, but I still believe that the bridge was shorter than it should have been - if we sack him and replace him with a conte or some other manager who instantly improves us and has us on the up again then it is a great decision, but if you replace him with a muppet that has no experience and is dragging us down much further, then it is a catastrophic appointment that is being compounded by their refusal to replace arteta.
The correctness of sacking any manager does not come down to that manager but is down to the performance of his successor
At the time Emery was dismissed and Arteta was appointed we had no idea what he would be like. The vast majority of us were underwhelmed at Arteta getting the job but for all we knew at the time he could have been a great success and had he been then we wouldn't be having these silly debates about Emery vs Arteta.
For whatever the reasons we were playing appallingly during those last few weeks and the timing was just about right to sack him.