But how? Have they been watching footage of City training sessions? Have they been watching matches he’s coached with his own tactics? Have they ever even met him until a month ago?
My only gripe is that he’s never managed. For example, Darren Moore has managed West Brom for 6 weeks and showed some improvement and got the job. If Arteta had managed West Brom for 6 weeks and showed some improvement, that’d be enough for me to prove he can pick a team and coach a defence and set pieces to a degree at least and that him taking the Arsenal job might not be a complete disaster.
If Arteta truly is a brilliant managerial talent then it’s a fucking waste to get him now. Why give him one of the biggest jobs in the world to make his mistakes? He could easily spend a year or two at a lesser team and then we could recruit him.