“He never stopped” Ex-Gunner says it is no surprise Arteta has become a manager

Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong has revealed that it was obvious Mikel Arteta would become a manager when they were teammates at Arsenal.

The Spaniard was made the Gunners’ manager in 2019, three years after he left the Emirates and retired from playing.

He was an Arsenal player from 2011 to 2016 and captained the club towards the end of his playing days.

Frimpong broke through at the Emirates around the time Arteta joined the team and they spent some seasons as teammates in the Gunners’ dressing room.

The Ghanaian has now revealed that Arteta carried himself in a way that clearly showed he would become a manager in the future.

He tells Daily Star Sports: “No surprise, he was the type of person that I knew would be manager one day as he never stopped, never stopped learning. I remember we used to call him ‘Wenger’s son’ because every time we would go out on the training ground he would be there with Wenger talking.

“He was always asking him questions and he was someone that wasn’t afraid to ask and learn. It’s no surprise that he has become a manager to be honest.”

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Arteta also learned the job from Pep Guardiola when he was Manchester City’s assistant manager and this prepared him to manage Arsenal.

He is now leading the club back to the Champions League, despite having arguably the weakest squad among the clubs vying for the top four places.

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4 Comments

  1. If he manages to pinch 4th spot with this young inexperienced squad along with this being his 1st ever managerial position building this club up again and being ruthless in his decisions (Players/ Staff, coming and going) then he deserves the praise and contract that will come his way.

    A long way to go though, Utd tomorrow then WestHam after that. Beat Utd then we watch as it’s Spurs turn later in the day with a trip to in form Brentford.

    This is a crazy ending to the season with only 5-6 games left and not one thing decided yet from the Title to the Top4/6 or the relegation battle. These next few weeks are going to be nail biting stuff for all the fans of each club.

    OT. I think Liverpool are about to do something special this season.
    League Cup ✔️
    FA Cup Final ✔️
    UCL SF v Emerys boys
    5games to go 2points off Top

    I can see them winning the FA Cup, Pinching the League and getting by Emerys boys to the final. Fair play to them as League cups already in the bag. As long as they never go ‘Invincible’, they are a pleasure to watch.

    1. SEAN I have the utmost repect for how Liverpool is run . It is a club that values and cares for its fans. Klopp is probably the single most charismatic top manager ever and I much hope they win the lot this season, including beating Spuds on the way.

      Esp with corrupt oil money bank rolling the splendidly managed but corruptly owned City club and Chelsea now being cut adrift from their own corrupt former owner and forced to swim in the same financial pool as non monster owned clubs.
      I do not like nor want our owner but he is not an outright human monster owner, as City , Chelsea and now Newcastle have.

      I’d love those three to all be relegated, though only in my dreams, even above Spuds!

      That is why I WANT LIVERPOOL to beat them, until WE are ready to do so.

  2. Arteta has shown leadership qualities.

    There is a feeling he will be a great coach one day.

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