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Mikel Arteta looks to emulate David Moyes

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reported as being keen to emulate David Moyes’ management days at Everton rather than replicate the achievements of other great managers he has worked under.

Arteta spent three and a half years learning his trade as a coach to  Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City.

He also enjoyed a five-year stint playing under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal before calling time on his playing career to join Guardiola at the Etihad in 2016.

But despite so many formative years working with two of the most aesthetically pleasing coaches in football, Arteta has taken a pragmatic approach to his job at Arsenal.

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In many ways, he is following the ethos of David Moyes at Everton by building from the back and making Arsenal durable and organised before thinking about adding the style.

Then Everton manager David Moyes signed Arteta in the 2005 January transfer window on loan which was later converted into a permanent transfer. He made 174 League appearances for Everton scoring 11 times in his six years in Merseyside before he joined Arsenal.

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4 comments on “Mikel Arteta looks to emulate David Moyes

  1. Couldn’t stop laughing at that post ! Moyes and arteta similar? Maybe you should stay off the vodka?

  2. I think it makes sense, the best Arsenal team was in the years after Arsene inherited the team, it had a strong defence that understood defending inside out. Then Arsene added the offensive side of the game, when the defenders retired that could defend the new ones couldn’t cope and they ship in goals, City, Arsenal are hopeless defensively it’s a lopsided system Guardiola defends by fouling players when they look like they could break I.e. in the opposing half of the pitch. Now the game is changing again and teams use pace and long diagonals to bypass the press and fouling of these teams. Arteta is imho referring to a total solution where attack and defence are better balanced.

  3. In his dreams. Arteta will never in a million years be as good a manager as Moyes.

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