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Should Arsenal give up on Mikel Arteta?

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Many Arsenal fans have seen the worst of Mikel Arteta recently.

With unconvincing performances against Chelsea and Everton many fans have laid into him.

Many claim he has 'nothing about him', or that he's just not good anymore.

With Arsenal's loan signing Kim Kallstrom, impressing off the bench against Swansea, I'm beginning to wonder whether he should play a big part towards the end of the season run-in, I'm pretty sure if pressured we could somehow swap Kallstrom for Arteta, and I for one wouldn't be against that.

Prolific Arsenal fan Bully when talking to Arsenal Fan TV agrees;

'Arteta has nothing about him'.

'Why wasn't Kallstrom starting?'

I'm not one for turning against players, I still believe in Bendtner, I still heavily believe in Jenkinson, and I'd go as far as to say that Fabianski deserves that number 1 more than Szczsesny does. Namely because Fabianski is probably easier to spell and I can hype him up a lot more. Also because he's experienced, and experienced goalkeepers are just a better bet.

I just don't believe in Arteta anymore.

Like goalkeepers being experienced it's the same with holding midfield players, I trust Flamini there a lot more than our artistic Arteta, mainly because Flamini's played there at the top level for a lot longer, and because Arteta is a passer, not a tackler nor a tactician in my eyes. 

Arteta has looked slow this season, and he's played a lot of games too, so we should give him a rest or give him up.

After all, he was a panic signing. Let's not say that he was a terrible signing, he definitely impressed, and to be team captain most games after being here since 2011, it's quite a good achievement. If I were to name a captain it would be Sagna, Rosicky or Flamini, because they've been at the club for years.

Arteta has been off it for a long time. Against Everton the own goal was just the icing on the proverbial cake. Except this time, the cake isn't a lovely sponge. It's a sickly sweet cake, that leaves you feeling like you never want to try it again, and it doesn't taste good anymore.

That's Arteta, he's the bit where at first glance, he's got passing, organisation and he's solid. When looking again at him, he's slow, his tackles can be non-existent, although a good passer, he passes sideways, not forward, and everyone and anyone can get past him. 

So what do you think Gooners and football fans alike? 

Arteta, should he be given a chance, or is it time to bow out of Arsenal? 

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