Bendtner – I always knew Arteta would be a manager

Arteta and Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner always believed that Mikel Arteta would turn to management.

Having played with the Spaniard between 2011 and 2014, it didn’t take long for him to realise his potential.

“It’s just his whole persona,” Bendtner told our ‘In Lockdown’ podcast. “The way he always tried to improve not just himself, but everyone around him; the young players and the senior players.

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“The way he carried himself and just his personality in general, you just knew that he would be a manager one day. Already now the stuff he is doing with Arsenal, you can see him trying to put his own footprints on the team and doing it his way.

“I really hope that he will be successful because I would love to see Arsenal go back in among trophies. He always had great managerial potential.”

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