Mikel Arteta got his first senior role in management after being selected with a task to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal’s new head coach in December.
The 38-year-old had spent the previous three years as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, but has already shown he has what it takes to be the main man in the dugout during his first few months at Emirates Stadium.
“Chelsea took a gamble with Frank because it was only his second year as a main coach and he’s done very well.
“With Mikel, it’s a little bit of the same. He’s been with Pep [Guardiola] for three years, and I’m sure he’s like a master for any young coach that wants to start being a manager.
“I think he’s done well [so far] and I’m sure he’s brought back some values to the club that was needed.
“Obviously it’s a much harder job than Chelsea in terms of rebuilding the squad, and they are very young, and they had problems because [Arteta] started much further down the line than Chelsea, but I’m positive that they will pick up very soon and that next season could be the one for them.”