Arteta always destined for management reveals ex-teammate

Apart from the current blip that Arsenal are going through in regards to the recent results obtained against Liverpool and Manchester United, things have started to look on the up for the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta has had a lot to be credited for with how things at the Emirates Stadium are going, especially after a rocky start to the current campaign.

Despite that poor start that saw three losses in a row, the club quickly turned things around and went on an unbeaten run of 10 games that helped to propel them into the top half of the table and even in a position to challenge for European football. If gamblers enjoyed that success using casinos en ligne en France, then they would have been well within their rights to jump about and celebrate.

Many may have been surprised Arsenal decided to opt for Arteta as the man to replace Unai Emery in 2019, but according to a former teammate of his, it is something that did not appear as surprising as some would have first felt.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Kieran Gibbs revealed that he had always felt that the Spaniard had “something extra” about him that had made him stand out, not just as a player, though, but as a future coach.

“Anyone who played with Mikel throughout his career will tell you he was destined to be a manager,” Gibbs said.

“He’s got something extra you can’t explain, that extra love for the game. He lives and breathes it.

“He was always looking to analyse the game, study it and it’s no surprise he’s gone into management.

“When he arrived at Arsenal he was coming to the end of his career and you noticed he was quickly becoming the mediator between the players and the coaches more and more.”

Of course, everyone at the Emirates Stadium will be looking for bigger and better things from Arteta this season, though, after a rather disappointing campaign last year. Those who have used will know all about bigger and better things!

The club ultimately finished eighth in the Premier League last season and missed out on European football for the first time in over two decades, which will have hurt the club.

As mentioned, things appear to be on the up for the club thus far, although with their performances against the ‘big four’ still leaving a little to be desired, there might be some that may not necessarily be holding their breath about the club’s chances of securing European football if they are unable to perform in the big games.