Arsenal boss Arteta: ‘I am not a Bielsa pupil’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits he can be taught sufficient from Marcelo Bielsa regardless of not being a “pupil” of the Leeds boss.

Bielsa takes his side to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon seeking to declare a well-known victory for Leeds – who’re having fun with their first season back within the Premier League following a 16-year absence.

Though they could have suffered some noticeable defeats on their return, Leeds have earned loads of credit score for his or her angle and their 32 points from 22 video games are greater than the promoted pair Fulham and West Brom mixed.

They journey to north London forward of Arsenal on the table with the Gunners nonetheless missing the consistency required to challenge for the European locations.

Arteta has been in cost for 14 months and believes he and different young managers can look as much as Biesla, 65, and his philosophy.

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“Marcelo has some wonderful strategies,” says Arteta.

“There are lots of issues that young coaches like me can be taught from individuals like him who’ve been within the recreation for a protracted time and have been very profitable.

“They are a really courageous, dynamic and attacking side – I believe they seem to be a really thrilling side, (they’ve) a great coach, great teaching employees who’re all concerned and a bunch of players who’re 100 percent consider in what they do.

“Once you take a look at lots of the video games they’ve lost and how they’ve lost them, it is fairly wonderful too.

“They might not have deserved these defeats… total what they’ve produced in open play compared to the opponent, it is hard to see video games the place they’ve produced lower than opponent. ”

Though his admiration for Bielsa is obvious, Arteta and Argentina will not be carefully related to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola – under whom Arteta labored as his assistant earlier than taking over at Arsenal – and former Tottenham head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, amongst others.

“I am not a pupil as a result of I do not know him that well,” Arteta added.

“Pep is aware of him quite a bit higher than me however clearly you are attempting to be taught, attempting to select issues up from different teams.

“I will be to learn the way they develop their teams, their ethos, their manner of enjoying. Marcelo has numerous positives to have a look at. ”


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