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‘Arteta has learned so much from working with Pep Guardiola’

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The Spaniard has found a brilliant start to the new Premier League season with Arsenal.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Davis believes working with Pep Guardiola has shaped Mikel Arteta’s coaching philosophy.

The current Arsenal manager worked as Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City for three years. 

He then went on to take charge at Arsenal, leading their extensive project of squad rebuild.

The Gunners have started the new season on a perfect note, winning their first three games of the campaign for the first time in the last 18 years.

 “If you’re not going to become a better coach when working with someone like Pep, you shouldn’t be there,” Davis said.

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“He’s obviously learned so much and he’s now using a lot of that with Arsenal. You can now see that in games.”

He added: “Arsenal are in a good place now and everybody’s happy.

“But all the fans last year were saying we’ve got to let him [Arteta] go. They’re not saying the same thing now.

“Last season they were going through a bad time. When people were telling me he’s got to go, I was saying ‘Hold on, he doesn’t have to go yet – give him some time’.

“It doesn’t surprise me that he’s been given time, and now you can see the development of the team and the players.”

Arteta’s hope to continue their perfect record when they host Fulham this weekend.