Jamie Carragher thinks Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is too aggressive on the touchline as he highlighted his actions during his side’s Community Shield win over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.
In the first half, Mikel Arteta was cautioned for expressing his disapproval of a referee’s call on the field as officials crack down on the behavior of managers and coaches even more.
While Liverpool legend Carragher appreciates the Arsenal boss’s “passion” and compared it to Jurgen Klopp, he feels it is “too much” so early in the season, he said The overlap.
Last season, Arteta was criticized by sections of the media for his behavior on the sidelines, well, one of his biggest critics, Richard Keys, went at his throat again over the weekend.
Whether it’s Arteta, a newly promoted manager, or the league’s oldest manager, Roy Hodgson, the message is clear: those in power are no longer letting it and will deal cards for fun until they play by their rules.
Now that Arsenal are in contention for the Premier League title, you wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t booked a few more times, Carragher shared his thoughts.
“It was interesting to watch the game, how excited Arteta was on the sidelines after about 10 minutes,” said Carragher.
“I love passion. We have Jurgen Klopp. You love it when he’s around. We all love it when our manager shows that. But I just thought it was too much.
“Ten minutes, 15 minutes into the Community Shield, he got himself a yellow card for wanting someone to be cautioned for having their jersey pulled.
“I thought ‘wow’. He was so angry so early in the season like it was a long season, a very long season. Back in the Champions League.”
Big season for Arteta
Arsenal are closing in on the Premier League title but it’s not close enough nor good enough.
How much have the team and even Arteta himself learned from last season? Those last few months have cost them a lot of time and while Manchester City went on to win the treble they have helped them along the way.
Arteta needs to win something this season, whether it’s the title or another national trophy, otherwise the pressure will be on the £158,000-a-week man (GiveMeSport).
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