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Arsenal supporters will love what Pep Guardiola has said about Mikel Arteta’s coaching methods

Mikel Arteta, who has been linked with the Arsenal manager’s job is Manchester City’s assistant coach.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed how Mikel Arteta helped to improve Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.

“Arteta has helped them both to make a lot of actions near to the box,” Guardiola said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show.

“The qualities one against one, we say to the wingers when you receive the ball if the control is good, the shape is good, go, go, it doesn’t matter if you lose the ball – try.

“They work after training sessions and drills close to the box with situations that are going to happen in the game to make them comfortable and make them believe more in what they have to do.

“Ball possession is to create chances not to have the ball to have the ball. That is nothing. Nothing. I hate that. I like to have possession to create the spaces to create the chances. When we have the ball and don’t create, it’s not good.

“The full-backs, sometimes they’re inside, sometimes they’re outside, it depends on the movement of the other ones but sometimes for the quality of Sterling or Sane it’s better to be more wide than inside and that’s why we attack in different ways to adapt the qualities of the different players.”

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