Arsenal legend Tony Adams has said that his former teammate and current Under-23 boss Steve Bould thinks Mikel Arteta ‘has it all’, according to Chris Wheatley of Football.london.
He is still in touch with his former partner in central defence and had this to say about Arteta:
“I can’t speak highly enough of the guy. When I talk to my mate Steve Bould who’s still in the club managing the Under-23s at the moment and he said to me ‘Tone, this guy’s got it all.”
“He’s the governor, he’s the best he’s seen in a long time. He really does understand the game. He expresses himself, he’s very confident – it’s his first job for god’s sake and he’s doing a remarkable, remarkable job.”
Adams was full of praise for the current manager of the North London side after their 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. It was the club’s first win in the Premier League at that ground since 2006 and their first victory away to a top six side since January 2015 when Santi Cazorla inspired the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Manchester City. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game from the spot after Paul Pogba committed a foul on Hector Bellerin inside the box.
The former Arsenal captain joked that Arteta followed him on social media and had heard him talking about how he needed to get a back four in place and improve them. He commented on the number of hours the Spaniard puts into training to get the Gunners to look like the impressive unit that they have been since he took over last December.
The North London club have conceded the least number of goals in the Premier League so far this season despite having completed trips to Anfield, the Etihad and Old Trafford already.