Simon Jordan EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal are a ‘very dysfunctional club’ and they should have hired experienced manager rather than Mikel Arteta

Arteta was confirmed as the Gunners’ new boss last week and takes charge of his first match today against Bournemouth – with full commentary of the Boxing Day clash LIVE on talkSPORT 2!

Arsenal have followed Manchester United and Chelsea in appointing beloved former players as their managers, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard both currently leading their respective ex-clubs.

However, the north Londoners’ appointment is much more risky as Arteta has no managerial experience to his name.

Solskjaer worked at Molde and Cardiff before returning to Old Trafford while Lampard moved to Chelsea after a lone season in charge of Derby.

Arteta, on the other hand, had been an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Man City since retiring as a player and this is the first time he has ever tried to make a name for himself in management.

And Jordan, the former Crystal Palace chairman, says this bold move by Arsenal’s hierarchy surprised him.

Speaking on the Final Word on talkSPORT, Jordan said: “I expected that they would go for an out of the box, top of the range, fully fledged manager, to be able to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.

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