Ex-footballer Darren Bent recently compared Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Tottenham forward Richarlison. On talkSPORT, Bent explained why Arteta’s touchline behavior might bother rival fans, especially after Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle. Despite criticism for being emotional, Bent noted that Arteta’s passion connects with Arsenal supporters. He drew a parallel to Richarlison, saying the Brazilian forward’s on-field actions could divide opinions—loved by his fans but disliked by others.
In the aftermath of Arsenal’s defeat to Newcastle, Arteta faced significant backlash for his comments. However, Bent defended the manager, stating,
“I haven’t got a problem with him, his antics on the sidelines. I can understand why they would wind other people up.”
Bent pointed out that what’s okay for your team can be annoying for the other side. He used Richarlison as an example, saying the Brazilian’s style might not be liked if he played for a different club.
Bent further delved into the dynamics of fan loyalty, stating,
“The fact that he doesn’t, you absolutely can’t stand him.”
In simple terms, it means how fans see actions in football depends on which team they support. Whether it’s a manager like Arteta or a player like Richarlison, team loyalty affects how people view things in football.
Postecoglou Backs Richarlison to Take Center Stage After Harry Kane’s Departure
Tottenham’s manager, Ange Postecoglou, is sure Richarlison will start scoring, even though he hasn’t scored yet this season. Richarlison, who came from Everton for £50 million, hasn’t scored this year. Postecoglou says Richarlison helps the team even without goals and is confident he’ll score when the team does well. The manager asserts that the departure of Harry Kane doesn’t pressure Richarlison. He thinks the team needed a change, and now he’s focused on the current challenge, not comparing it to the past.
Since Postecoglou joined Spurs, they’ve won 2-0 against Manchester United and drew 2-2 with Brentford. Even with Kane leaving, the manager is positive about the team’s future. He wants everyone to look ahead, not dwell on what’s no longer important.