Arsenal’s “King” Thierry Henry, considered the greatest striker in the club’s English Premier League (EPL) history, has come out in support of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Henri, who was recently named head coach of France’s Olympic team, was delighted to see the Gunners make it two wins in a row in the EPL, which he believes is a triumph for Arteta.
Arsenal defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 in the first leg, and then beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the second leg. With two wins in a row, Arsenal are second in the league. They joined Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City as the only teams to win two in a row.
Arsenal stormed to the top of the league midway through last season. However, they lacked a late push. They were beaten by Man City and finished runners-up in the league. This season will be different. They’ve signed top players like Declan Rice and Kai Havertz, and they’re in good spirits at the start of the season.
In his podcast ‘Seaman Says’, Henri praised Arteta. In particular, he compared Arteta to one of the greatest managers of all time, Pep Guardiola of Man City. Arteta has worked under Guardiola as a coach in the past. In other words, Guardiola is his mentor. The resemblance between the two is natural.
Henri says: “Arteta is a little Pep. I’m happy to see Arteta like that. “I can say that Arteta is a little Pep because there is a sauce in him that is 안전놀이터 unique to the two of us. Of course, not everything is the same, but the tactics they utilize are practically the same.”
“Arteta is very similar to Pep in terms of his demeanor, his approach to soccer and how he deals with the media. There are good things about him as a manager, the way he trusts his players,” he adds.
But there is one crucial difference. There is one thing that separates Pep and Arteta: trophies.
“The difference between Arteta and Pep is the trophies. It’s the only thing missing for Arteta. Arteta needs to win titles,” he emphasized, meaning Arsenal needs to beat Man City to win the EPL.