'He has all the attributes to become a coach'

Mikel Arteta has gone from player to head coach - so which of our current first team stars could follow the same route?

Our head coach believes that there are a number who fit the bill, but there is one particular name near the top of the list.

"I think we can get a few [from the current squad],” Arteta told Arsenal Player. “I said the other day, just joking a little bit, but through this process they are really willing to try and understand the game better you know and how can they coach as well.

"It is not just myself but how can they coach each other on the pitch? A lot of them are showing a lot of interest even if they are 18, 19, 20 years old.

"Obviously, he mentioned to me, David Luiz, he wants to be a coach in the future. He has started doing his badges already. And I can see he has the attributes, the knowledge and experience to become a coach one day."

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