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Yaya Toure compares Arteta to a master coach

09 Mar 2022 | 10:30 | Football

 Yaya Toure has heaped praise on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, comparing him to Man City manager Pep Guardiola.

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Mikel Arteta spent two seasons at the Etihad as assistant to Pep Guardiola – who is considered one of the best coaches in the world. And former Man City star Toure believes Arteta is doing the same job as the 51-year-old Spaniard at the Emirates.
Yaya Toure heaps praise on Mikel Arteta and compares him to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola - Bóng Đá

 Toure admires Guardiola.

Toure said: “You look at every action of the Arsenal players before you score, that’s why you have to credit Arteta since he came to Arsenal.  He has improved this team. When they did. lose the ball, five seconds later and they get it back, that’s typical of Pep.

When I was in Barcelona, ​​they did the same. When they lose the ball, the people in front, they stop. The people behind, they will run after you. Man City do that a lot. They are very good at that.

Then, when they get the ball back, they change the pace to get the shot out as soon as possible. It looks simple, but it’s very difficult.”

Arteta spent three years as Guardiola’s assistant at Man City, before moving to Arsenal. The north London side are currently fourth in the Premier League table, one point ahead of fifth-placed Man Utd, but have played three fewer games.