Arsenal ace makes a huge Mikel Arteta statement

Willian has backed Mikel Arteta to become a successful manager as the Spaniard continues to impress at Arsenal.

The Gunners made the former midfielder their manager last year after they fired Unai Emery.

He helped them to win the FA Cup last season, and they also won the Community Shield at the start of this campaign.

Arteta has been praised for helping Arsenal to become a better side and a team with an identity again.

The Gunners are expecting to finish this campaign inside the top four and to secure a return to Champions League football.

Willian has had a mixed start under the Spaniard and the Brazilian has now hailed his manager.

He claims that the former Manchester City assistant coach has both the potential and ambition to be a top manager and he also applauds him for his reading of the game.

Willian said to Four Four Two: ‘He’ll be a top manager, I’ve no doubt about it,’ Willian says.

‘The potential is there, as is the ambition. In a few years he’ll be considered one of the best managers in the Premier League – and the world.

‘Obviously you must win trophies to be considered one of the best, and it will happen for him sooner rather than later.

‘I’m impressed with the way he talks and explains his tactical thoughts – he’s quick to read the game and make adjustments when needed. It’s been fantastic to train under him so far and I’m learning a lot.’

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8 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    Thankfully it seems that Willian is one of the knowing people with clear enough vision to see the greatness in MA and which will soon be more obvious to more people. Not all of course, as some are always beyond help!

  2. Mogunna says:

    hahah.a…. Sound like a coach talking about an assistant coach or player. Can read game, great stuff…

    He got a check and plays in first team he was out, a sub in Chelsea who let him go free…

    Last year we had Luiz , now we have Willian; both be on pitch next game.

    Such a club and potential in team but no top coach sounds totally nuts.

    Luiz costed 20M last yeqr, we buy Pepe but have Nelson, Saka as wingers,Auba able to play wide from RW …

    We cant get a top coach for 10M to 20M/year?

    Whoa! Real country billionnaires whith no football culture, no passion; just there to cash up….

    Unfortunatly, they been on Ozil for wage they gave him to not leave free, save a few bucks; but look how much Arsenal is losing since last season!

    Pepe is a lost, cant sell him for half paid for; not worth, on bench…

    Paid for Luiz, Willian, total lost & waist as Saliba is in term of what he brings each year., so far…

    We finish at lowest rank ever!

    Now we bring Partey to complete puzzle; but we remove Ozil; all over sudden, after few and more games; we miss one piece in our puzzle.

    We do have it but removed it ourselves, paying indeed ..

    A top coach and manager wont come to Arsenal to be a puppet; Wenger loved Arsenal, was there before Krienke who put his money seing what Wenger was makkng of this club.

    It will take someone ready, Arteta is not at all, no coach experience at all, trying his best…

    Someone whith the DNA , passion, and who willl stand up to Kroenke face
    and fight for fans as Wenger did.

    I think iPatrick Viera is defenetly on his way to Emirate and bring true values, passion.

    i love the fact that he did not accecpt job before Arteta. Stayed in Nice where he is building as a coach…

    1. jon fox says:

      Unrelenting misery from the biggest pessimist on this site! Do you even like ARSENAL, COS IT DOES’NT SOUND LIKE IT?

  3. Sue says:

    Willian will have to return a negative covid test before he can train at Arsenal again after he travelled to Dubai. Arsenal are trying to establish full facts of the reason for trip. International travel is restricted except in “limited circumstances”(work/education).

    1. Trudeau says:

      Sums up Willian’s Arsenal days perfectly. Had high hopes but it feels like he is using the club as his transition to retirement. On current form this is good news if he can’t play this weekend.

  4. SA Gunner says:

    William an Ace really his performances have become less and less effective. He is backing the coach because the coach backs him. Maybe Arsenal has become a dumping ground for players in their twilight years. William is one of them but he is blameless he didn’t sign himself , his countryman Edu no doubt played a role . Edu and MA don’t inspire confidence in their decision making and ability to return Arsenal to the summit of EPL

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    Hope Willian returns soon to Arsenal with his magical touch reinstated, to help us out with the creative/scoring aspect we are so badly missing at the moment. It is quite some time we have scored from open play. Hope Willian can find his old magic and conjure up goals for Arsenal.

  6. Top Gunner says:

    Just praising Arteta because he gave him £200k/week

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