Manchester City star provides insight into what makes Mikel Arteta a great manager

Aymeric Laporte has discussed Mikel Arteta after working together at Manchester City.

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has tipped Mikel Arteta for big things after his recent departure from the Etihad Stadium to become Arsenal manager.

The Spanish tactician has made a fine start at the Emirates Stadium, and this won’t come as too much of a surprise to some, as he’d long been tipped to become a leading manager after impressing on Pep Guardiola’s coaching team at City.

Laporte has praised Arteta as a great coach and person after their time together at City, and he’s provided some insight into what makes the Gunners boss special.

“Mikel is a great coach and, for me, he has been one of the best people I have met in Manchester,” Laporte told Sky Sports.

“He tries to help players all the time, he had a really good relationship with everyone and with me especially.

“I think he’s a great manager and he will make great things in his coaching career.”

This will be music to the ears of Arsenal fans, with Arteta looking a big gamble as our replacement for Unai Emery due to his lack of experience at this level.

Still, Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and other recent success stories in management also took big jobs without much experience and did well, so it seems like Arteta has what it takes to forge a similar career for himself.

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  1. Oh, it’s music the ears of all Arsenal fans. Only that its like dirge to some.

    They’ll never be pleased with what’s done by the manager.

    1. One thing that we’ll have to get used to is the fact that he’s human and WILL NEVER get all his decisions correctly. Every idea, no matter how stupid it sounds initially, is a good idea if it works out eventually, and vice versa.

  2. Klopp was questioning why Simeone chose his playing style and saying that they could play “proper” football with the kind of players Athletico has. Well, his improper football has got him to the 1/4 final of the UCL and Klopp’s proper football has got him out.

    I said this cos of fans that criticise the coach’s decisions even before the first kick of the game

  3. Bonaroca:- I have been an Arsenal supporter before many who are running the team or club were even born which means I have been, since 1946 as a 14 year old. What is irritating is that an Arsenal team which had Eight players represent England in the Battle of Highbury against the Italians and winning. At the moment I am sorry to say Arsenal now have are a crap of backroom boys who seem to be dealing in bringing in foreign players then making use and introducing academy players who are in many ways as equal as the foreigners. Of course a Casarol in the team gives them experience. Manager Arteta is given
    much credit while with Man City, but he has to show how really good he is, and that if he is capable of having at least seven Academy players in every match even at least to appease, those
    Academy coaches, then I think, others would think how much pleasure to see ones reward for the Academy trained players a reward and for those who trained them.

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