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Arsenal made big ‘mistake’ with Mikel Arteta, claims William Gallas

William Gallas believes Arsenal made a ‘mistake’ with manager Mikel Arteta (Pictures: Getty)

William Gallas believes Arsenal made a ‘mistake’ when they appointed Mikel Arteta as their manager.

‘Mikel Arteta was not ready yet to manage a club like Arsenal,’ Gallas told The Sun.

‘OK, he was assistant coach at Manchester City. But he had never managed a team. It is completely different.

‘The board made a mistake picking him. I’m sure he will be a great manager but you need to have experience to manage a big club.

‘To be honest, it is a great shame for the Arsenal fans after finishing eighth.

‘Arsenal is not the same Arsenal we knew 18, 20 years ago. We had players who were strong with strong personalities.’

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