The key lessons Mikel Arteta learned from his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant

Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta on the Manchester City training ground
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The outlook of Arsenal’s manager was shaped by the success he enjoyed during his spell as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Guardiola’s approach is famously intense and demanding, and traces of that can be seen in the way Arteta deals with his players.

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.