Jamie Carragher has said he loves Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, and thinks he’s one of the Premier League’s best managers.
Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, via Football Daily, Carragher was asked his top three Premier League managers.
To possibly the surprise of some, Carragher named Arteta, and said he loved the Arsenal manager’s braveness.
When asked to list his top three managers, Carragher said: “I would say (Jurgen) Klopp and Pep (Guardiola).
“I think it will be a really sad day when both of those managers leave the Premier League.
“And the other one, I was going through the leagues, I would say Mikel Arteta.
“For a number of reasons, not just because they’re top of the league now.
“More the fact that, I love managers who are really brave and make big decisions and might be unpopular, but I love a manager to make a decision.
“I think what he did with (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang, what he did with investing in all the young players.
“He’s had a bit of criticism at times, he’s a young manager, it’s his first job.
“But the way they play, what he’s created now at Arsenal, whether they take it to the next level of winning trophies I don’t know.
“I just like the fact he’s made big decisions.”
Carragher loves Arsenal manager Arteta
Mikel Arteta has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season at the Emirates this season.
His Arsenal side sit top of the league, and were brilliantly as they overcame Liverpool at the weekend.
Arteta has revealed he gave a ‘lively’ half-time team talk against Jurgen Klopp’s side, and it seemed to pay off.
Arsenal now have one of the youngest squads in the Premier League, and Arteta appears to be doing a great job improving individuals.
Tactically, Arteta’s changes have also made a big difference, including the new role Granit Xhaka is playing.
Carragher will be joining a whole host of Arsenal fans loving their manager Mikel Arteta right now.
There’s still a long way to go this season, but Arteta’s Arsenal side are heading in the right direction.