Arsenal ace Willian opens up and drops bold Mikel Arteta statement

Brazilian midfielder Willian has backed Mikel Arteta to become a successful manager as the Spaniard continues to impress at Arsenal.

Despite all the hype surrounding the Spaniard before the season started, Arteta has seen his side become very inconsistent and have already lost four of their opening eight Premier League fixtures.

However, The Gunners are expecting to finish this campaign inside the top four and to secure a return to Champions League football and Willian claims that the former Manchester City assistant coach has both the potential and ambition to be a top manager.

Willian said to Four Four Two: ‘He’ll be a top manager, I’ve no doubt about it,’ Willian says.

‘The potential is there, as is the ambition. In a few years he’ll be considered one of the best managers in the Premier League – and the world.

‘Obviously you must win trophies to be considered one of the best, and it will happen for him sooner rather than later.

‘I’m impressed with the way he talks and explains his tactical thoughts – he’s quick to read the game and make adjustments when needed. It’s been fantastic to train under him so far and I’m learning a lot.’

There is no doubt that Arteta has the quality to become a top boss in the game and help Arsenal win trophies on a regular basis, but the fact will be is if he has the squad to go and achieve his goals.

The Arsenal board are expecting big things, the fans are expecting big things, so if Arteta has the players and the money, he will succeed.

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