Lee Dixon slams Arsenal team who are ‘not good enough’ to succeed

first_imgLee Dixon slams Arsenal team who are ‘not good enough’ to succeed Arteta has struggled to maintain consistency as Arsenal boss (Picture: Getty Images)Lee Dixon says Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta can change the culture of the club, but doubts he will be given enough money to rebuild the squad.The Spaniard has endured a mixed start to his life as Gunners boss, with just six wins in his first 13 matches in charge. Arsenal secured their passage to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday night, beating Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park. But former England defender Lee Dixon admits fans may not see the results of Arteta’s work for a while. ADVERTISEMENTHe told the Handbrake Off podcast: ‘It’s about [implementing] a structure, a discipline, those traditions and values that playing for the Arsenal is all about.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think Arteta gets all of that, I believe in what he is doing since he’s been at the club, we’re seeing some of that come back in the team and in training. Arteta will be desperate to keep hold of Aubameyang (Picture: Getty Images)‘Over a period of the next 18 months or so I believe those values will be reinforced.’Dixon believes the 37-year-old’s success will mostly depend on the board backing him in the transfer market. He added: ‘The difficult bit next is the recruitment, the team is blatantly not good enough in lots of departments.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘That’s [on] Arteta putting his requests over to the executive committee and then the board, and getting the players that he wants.‘Is the money available to do that? I would suggest not.‘That’s why it’s such a big job for him because we’re all looking at him going ‘who are you going to sign?” Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Mar 2020 8:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link544Shares Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Comment Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke needs to back Arteta according to Dixon (Picture: Getty Images)Arteta will also be sweating on the future of top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has just 18 months left on his contract.The Gunners manager admitted that the club will sit down and discuss if the Gabon international plans on staying in north London beyond the summer. MORE: Mikel Arteta drops Pablo Mari selection hint ahead of Arsenal vs West HamMORE: Arsenal issue worrying Lucas Torreira injury updateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img

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