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Jack Wilshere backs Arsenal star to follow in Mikel Arteta’s footsteps

A current Arsenal player is being tipped to emulate Mikel Arteta.

Mikel Arteta is on course to win Arsenal’s first Premier League title since 2004.

The former Gunner took the reins in 2019 and has already won the FA Cup with his old side.

And with nine games of the current campaign left to play, Arsenal are eight points clear atop of the Premier League.

A number of former players have gone on to excel as a manger with their old clubs – Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona being the standout example.

And now, Jack Wilshere, who is coaching Arsenal’s under-18 side, has tipped Granit Xhaka to emulate what Mikel Arteta is currently doing with Arsenal:

“I think all of them,” said the former Gunners’ midfielder. “Granit especially – will be a top coach. There is no way if you want to be a coach and you are around Mikel and you see him coach, that you wouldn’t want to go and do your badges. There is no way. It is just the way he coaches and the passion that he has with it. It’s just inspiring.”

“Going over there the day before the game watching the team and watching Mikel do it and then bring it to life. It’s a good place to be.”

Arsenal are next in action this coming Sunday when they face off with Liverpool in a huge Premier League outing. A win for the Gunners would be a major step forward in cementing themselves as Premier League champions.

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Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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