Mikel Arteta Admits To Copying Jurgen Klopp Style

Mikel Arteta has revealed that his coaching staff follows a pre-match routine similar to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's. Arsenal confirmed on Friday morning that Arteta has signed a new contract extension with the club, along with Women's Head Coach Jonas Eidevall.

"I'm excited, appreciative, and very, really happy today," he stated after signing his new contract, which will last through the end of the 2024/25 season, according to the club.

Arsenal's social media team has already posted a video of Arteta and Eidevall discussing their coaching approaches while standing on the Emirates Stadium pitch, with the Spaniard mentioning the attitude he and his players take before a game.

Arteta began, "We have a nominated individual who is looking at the opposing warm-up." "So, if they're doing things like shape, clearances, or patterns in the last third, and who's on the right, that's what they're doing. So, at the very least, we know what to do."

Those that watch Liverpool on a regular basis will know that this is a pre-match routine often followed by Jurgen Klopp, who stands in the centre circle to monitor the opposition ahead of kick-off.

"When Klopp watches the warm-up, I realize he isn't attempting to psyche out the opposition. He's researching what kinds of play patterns and approaches they're working on, hoping to find that extra 1% ". He stated.

Deeney's statements are similar to Arteta's, demonstrating the parallels in both methods. However, the Arsenal manager acknowledged that obtaining information on opponents has become a "nightmare" in the Premier League.

"But today it's a nightmare in the Premier League because you assume they'll play a certain manner, you prepare, and then you get the squad sheet and it's different," Arteta added, rolling his eyes.

"At the end of the day, we usually only have Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C." If they do that, we will either do that or that. And now, I just wait till we get the squad sheet before telling them what to do. So I have two gameplans, and they both use the 5-3-2 formation. This is what we do ten minutes before we go out, guys." 

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