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Pochettino Like A Father To Me –Arteta

Pochettino Like A Father To Me  –Arteta

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has described Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino like a father figure to him.

He made this known ahead of the Gunners’ London derby clash against Chlelsea tonight.

In a chat with TribalFootball, Arteta stated that Pochettino took him under his arm and gave him incredible advice.

“For sure.


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“One of the most, I would say. I was 17 or 18 years old in Paris, I was thrown into Paris and it was in January, I think, with no experience of professional football and he doesn’t like me saying it, but he was like a father to me.

“He took me under his arm, he gave me incredible advice, he really helped me, he inspired me and I learned so much from our two years there together and, from there, we maintained that relationship.

“I knew he was going to be a coach, I admire him a lot for what he’s done in his career and he’s always someone that I look to because he was really impactful for me probably at the most important stage of my professional career.

“It was the beginning and it was one as a role model that I could not pick anybody better than him.”

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