Premier League fans disagree with Arsenal icon Thierry Henry on Mikel Arteta’s coaching ability



Premier League fans have been voting for who they consider as the best manager in the league, with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola topping the charts after receiving 37.74% of the vote.

Elsewhere, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel came in the sixth position, obtaining 5.67% of the votes whilst Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo was voted for by 2.38% of the participants, meaning he was considered as the eighth-best boss in the English top-flight.

However, Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta didn’t receive the same kind of praise, receiving a measly 0.2% of votes, placing him 19th in the managerial table as Wolves’ Bruno Lage, who has never coached a game in England, was the only manager to obtain fewer votes.

The survey, which was taken out last month by SkyBet, in partnership with YouGov, disagreed with former Arsenal great Thierry Henry’s assessment of Arteta, who claimed last year that the Spaniard was improving the Gunners, particularly in defence.

“It’s a tough one because Mikel Arteta was getting there and getting them to a certain place”, Henry told Sky Sports back in May 2020.

“You could see the organisation, they were more compact and difficult to beat then this (Covid-19 pandemic) happened. I can tell you as a coach now it’s not the news you want to deal with, because you want to carry on with what you’re doing.

“Keep the players with you, talking to them. It’s better to train and try to see what you can do after training at the weekend. It depends on who is going to leave, who is not going to leave, who is going to come, also, and we don’t know about that.

“I just want Arsenal to do well, to make sure they can compete. I wish them all the best all the time and Mikel Arteta too, because that’s a tough job as everyone knows, but we have to give him time.”

The Frenchman echoed his view on the former City assistant back in March of this year, claiming that his former side is ‘going to explode’ in the near future under Arteta’s tutelage.

“Right now, the squad is good. Can it be better? Yes. Was there progress? Yes, I think there was progress,” Henry said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show after Arsenal’s north London derby win over Tottenham Hotspur.

“Is there any structure, are they doing better? The table doesn’t lie, at the end of the day.

“They’re still behind Tottenham although they won yesterday, you’re still behind Tottenham and a lot of teams.

“But it is a process, that soon is going to explode, hopefully, it will explode soon, but consistency is needed.”





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