Arsenal need a David Moyes makeover

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Imagine an Arsenal with Arsene Wenger's joie de vivre style - the joyful, flowing football - mixed with some Scottish steel. It's a recipe for success. David Moyes would be perfect at adding that steel.

A 6-0 defeat by Chelsea certainly demonstrates the need for tightening up. 

Why Moyes though? - Well first, it's worth remembering something.

It's that you do not turn into a bad manager overnight; that is certainly the case for Manchester United manager Moyes.

United's Champions League victory against Olympiakos has booked their place in the quarter-finals against Bayern Munich; but more than that, it has given the boss some welcome respite from his ever-vocal critics.

Aside from this week's win, to be fair, the season has been something of a nightmare for the Red Devils. It's left the Scottish manager probably wishing that he had hid under the covers when he received the call to takeover from his illustrious predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.

Nobody was to know that things would have transpired quite as badly as this but things can be learnt from this.

Patently clear is the need for United to become more creative. Sir Alex made them a solid side, what they needed was sprucing up.

Moyes made his Premier League name at Everton by turning relegation candidates into a top six side. And how did he do that? - by building a really solid team.

Especially in Moyes' later years at Goodison Park, he made them an outfit that were not easily hung up. They were defensive, hard to beat, and successful for it. 

His best abilities as a manger, in summer, were not required by United. Maybe they might have been better going for a Jurgen Klopp-type character, someone who would have appeased the Old Trafford faithful by introducing more attacking talent.

Because he isn't necessarily the perfect fit for United; by no stretch does it mean he doesn't deserve a shot at the title. 

When Arsene Wenger decides to call it a day, or if he had of done so in the summer, David Moyes could or would have been the man for the Gunners.

Again, Wenger is a terrific manager, one of the best in football ever arguably. However, the lack of titles in recent years is partly down to their over-reliability on their own creative talent.

They could do with being tighter. Not all on the pitch, but off it as well. Too many times we have seen an Arsenal sides whose heads have dropped in a title-race at the click of a finger, today's 6-0 demonstrates that point beautifully. They have been accused at times of not being able to grind out results when playing badly.

David Moyes, when looking at how he made Everton what they are, could bring all sorts of glory to the Emirates Stadium in the future.

You never know, it could all work out well at Old Trafford. But if he were to leave the club, it wouldn't be the end of the world as he is much more likely to succeed at a club like Arsenal.

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