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.
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.