These Arsenal fans love this old Mikel Arteta quote that shows he was destined to be a great manager

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Some Arsenal fans have found an old quote from their manager Mikel Arteta during his playing days with the Gunners.

The Spanish tactician took over from Unai Emery last December, with the Arsenal job his first in management after a stint as part of Pep Guardiola’s coaching team at Manchester City.

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Arteta was highly rated as a coach at City, and it seems clear he’s had big potential as a manager for some time, judging by this old quote from as far back as 2014…

Arteta’s vision and philosophy is clear, with the way he spoke about management back then clearly consistent with what he’s achieved in a short time at Arsenal.

The 38-year-old is a very exciting appointment by Arsenal and fans will hope he can continue to build on this strong start with an improved league performance in the season to come.

Many fans are optimistic, as you can see from some of the replies to the tweet above…

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