Brendan Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal vs Leicester City

Mikel Arteta has shown promising signs as Arsenal boss
Arteta has begun to turn things around at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on the ‘outstanding’ job of Mikel Arteta as Arsenal boss ahead of Leicester City’s clash against the Gunners at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December and is in the process of slowly turning around his former club’s fortunes.

After a dismal beginning to the Premier League restart, losing their opening two games against Manchester City and Brighton, Arsenal have now put together a run of four consecutive wins in all competitions.

With a major rebuilding job on Arteta’s hands at the north London club, his opposite number Rodgers admitted he has already seen promising signs from the 38-year-old and backed him to have a bright future.

‘I think Mikel has done very, very well since he’s gone in,’ Rodgers said in his pre-match press conference.

‘He’s gone into a club with huge expectations, which he knows from being a player there. 

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers lauded Mikel Arteta
Rodgers was full of praise for his opposite number (Picture: Getty Images)

‘He’s gone in on his first job, into a huge task, and I think how he’s dealt with it so far has been outstanding.

‘From a tactical perspective, he’s made it very clear how they want to play. The style, you can see.

‘That is not an easy style to put in place and implement, especially at a club that wants to be challenging straight away as well.

‘His courage since he’s gone in, to want to develop that. They’ve played with a couple of different systems but the style has always remained the same. 

‘That is something that bodes well for the future and for him.’

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