Paul Robinson wants Arsenal’s fiery manager Mikel Arteta to stop his touchline antics
The former England keeper told Betfred’s Football Show that he thinks the pressure is beginning to get to the Premier League leaders, who remain five points clear of Manchester City as the focus switches to the Third Round of the FA Cup.
And Robinson pointed out that if it was Neil Warnock or Sam Allardyce stepping out of the technical area to remonstrate with the fourth official they would be booked. On Arteta, who showed his frustrations as the Gunners were held 0-0 by Newcastle at the Emirates, Robinson said: “He should can it a bit.”
Robinson feels Arsenal’s squad depth could be their undoing as the season moves into the second half. Regarding City, Robinson said he saw a “childish side” to Erling Haaland, as Pep Guardiola’s team struggled against Everton, who he described as the worst team he’s seen this season.
The ex-keeper doesn’t see any giant-killing in the Third Round – and believes the eventual winners at Wembley come May will be one of the Premier League’s current top four teams.
🗣️ | "I'm getting fed up of his antics on the touchline. He's getting away with far too much."
😰 | @GKPaulRobinson is not impressed with Mikel Arteta’s touchline antics and believes the pressure could be getting to the Arsenal manager.
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