Mikel Arteta criticised over poor man management by Trevor Sinclair, who blames Gunners boss for Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi situations December 19, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

Trevor Sinclair believes Mikel Arteta’s man management skills leave much to be desired.

The Arsenal boss is under pressure with his side 15th in the table having lost four of their last six Premier League matches.


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And former Man City star Sinclair has blamed Arteta for the Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi situations at the Emirates.

Ozil, who earns a staggering £350,000-a-week, has not played for the Gunners since March and is not in their Premier League squad, while Guendouzi was loaned out to Hertha Berlin after being frozen out by Arteta.

Sinclair told Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “Everyone talks about how he’s a great coach, but that’s not what makes a manager.

“It’s your man management skills. You look at Guendouzi scoring over the weekend, and you look at Ozil, he is not contributing to that side.

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“So for me, if you’re looking at man management, which is management, he’s not doing that well.

“He might be a great coach, but he’s not managing the players well and he’s not getting the best out of individuals in that squad.”

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Carlo Ancelotti’s side have recorded successive wins over Chelsea and Leicester heading into clash against the Gunners – who have also been criticised for lacking ‘fight’ and ‘folding like a pack of cards’.

Sinclair believes only Eddie Nketiah, David Luiz and Kieran Tierney show the kind of leadership needed by Arteta’s side.

The futures of Ozil and Guendouzi at Arsenal look bleak under Arteta

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The futures of Ozil and Guendouzi at Arsenal look bleak under Arteta

He added: “I just look at the team and think, where are the leaders?

“I look at Nketiah and I think he’s a bit of a leader. I’d put him on the pitch and say, ‘let him run around and leave a little bit on people’, because at the moment, they’ve not got that desire.

“They’ve missed David Luiz with his head injury.

“I’m looking throughout the side and maybe Tierney is a bit of a leader, but apart from that, I’m struggling.”

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