Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie supports his former colleague Mikel Arteta to gain success in the world of coaching. He is very sure, the man from Spain will be successful in his role as manager of the Gunners.
As is known, Mikel Arteta has indeed been appointed by Arsenal since the middle of last season. He replaces Unai Emery who was sacked from the manager’s seat two months earlier.
Entering mid-season, Arteta certainly couldn’t maximize the team’s performance, as a result the club only finished in 8th place in the final Premier League standings.
However, what cannot be ignored is the fact that Arteta successfully presented the FA Cup title for Arsenal. The trophy also secures a ticket to the Europa League next season.
At least, there is a glimmer of hope for Arsenal under the direction of the man from Spain. Some parties also support the club to keep Arteta.
One of them is Robin Van Persie, a former Arsenal mainstay bomber who believes that Arteta can be a top coach in the future.
“As a coach I think he has the potential to be great. I said that even after watching some of the initial training sessions, or a little of it.”
“The way he deals with the media, the way he makes his team play. Very promising, very positive. He needs time. Sometimes you look at the team or the coach and think ‘okay, this coach can have 200 years and it won’t happen’,” said Van Persie. to Stats Perform News.
According to his analysis, the former Manchester United player thinks Arsenal have changed for the better since Arteta handled him. One of the visible changes is that the players are more able to work together on the field.
“When I look at Mikel, I see change, I see positive changes and little things that happen. How they work together, how they stay together,”
“They are closer together when attacking, but also when defending. They get better at defending in anticipation of set pieces which were always a problem before,” said Van Persie.
In the transfer market this summer, Mikel Arteta is trusted to ask the club management to bring in several new players.