(Image): Arteta Potter comparisons debunked with simple graphic

The most frustrating thing that Graham Potter has been doing in recent weeks is comparing his situation to the dark times faced by Mikel Arteta during his first couple of years as Arsenal coach.

While it’s true Arteta had a bad spell, that was on the back of a strong start – and a cup win. Comparing his first 28 games with Potter’s first 26 shows you everything you need to know about why it’s a demonstrably false equivalence.

Arteta earned the right to a bad run by doing well before – and that’s before you even take into consider how much better Chelsea’s squad is than Arsenal’s was then.

You can see the graphic in question above.



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