Mikel Arteta has hailed the "unique" Pep Guardiola - and has revealed his biggest quality.
Our new head coach spent three years under the former Barcelona manager at Manchester City, and described the experience as "incredible".
"First of all the person, it is an incredible pleasure to work alongside someone like him," Arteta told Arsenal Player.
"The way he makes the staff feel, the players feel, and everyone around the club, is unique - I think it is his biggest power. And then his vision. His vision, his desire to work, his desire to transmit the messages in a unique way, and when he wanted to implement, he had a dream that he wanted to do what we were taught at Barcelona 20 years ago, he wanted to do it in the Premier League.
"He asked me to help that dream become a reality in the Premier League and everyone said it couldn't be done, it was impossible with those players, they are small, and the physicality, but we did it, we did it. I am so proud I helped him a little bit to reach that dream."
Copyright 2021 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.