Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie has come out to say that Mikel Arteta has the potential to become a great manager for Arsenal.
RVP recently revealed that the manager was a very good player during his time, so he should be able to instill the winning mentality in his boys.
According to him, Arteta needs time to do what is expected of him, but he has surely been doing well to give his players confidence before matches.
He added that winning a cup this season demonstrates that the boys have the winning mentality, so they can now focus on doing better in bigger competitions.
His words, “He was a good player. He was always fit, he connected play, he got his goals. He was good,”
“As a coach I do think he has the potential to become great. I said that even after watching the first couple of training sessions, or bits of it.
“The way he comes across in the media, the way he makes his team play. It’s very promising, very positive.
“He needs time. Sometimes you look at teams or you look at a coach and think ‘okay, this coach could have 200 years and it would not happen’.
“When I look at Mikel, I do see change, I see the positive changes and little things happening. How they work together, how they defend together. They are a shorter distance together. Going forward but defensively too. They have got better at defending set-pieces which was always an issue.
“David Luiz is having his best games. He gives confidence to players and most players are picking up on that, doing really well and they really play for Mikel.”
“By winning trophies you demonstrate that when things go well it clicks. You’re good enough to beat the teams that win the leagues.
“What you want to do is win the Premier League, get into that top four. Arteta will be ambitious to do that. It’s a great start and great for his confidence by the way, he’s a rookie manager but not anymore after winning a trophy.
“That’s the next step for Arteta but it’s good for the players to see that they’re capable of winning things, beating a very good Chelsea team in the process, but it’s still a rebuilding project for Arteta and Arsenal Football Club.”