Tim Sherwood has spoken of Mikel Arteta’s management style after claiming he was invited to the Arsenal training ground.
Appearing on Sky Sports News (12:26pm, January 30, 2021), the former Tottenham Hotspur boss claimed that the Spaniard mixes up the changing rooms so the experienced players are sat next to the young ones.
Sherwood said: “I was fortunate to get invited into the Arsenal training ground. I spoke with Mikel, and he told me that he places these boys around the dressing room next to the young kids and teaches them.”
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Arsenal’s mix of experience and youth is pretty good at the moment from defence right through to the forwards, allowing for vast experiences to be passed on from the senior squad members to the junior ones.
It has been apparent in the football from much of the youngsters that the likes of Lacazette, Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are having a positive impact. However, the next step needs to be making sure the youngsters maintain their good form in order to succeed the more experienced players.
The likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have been nothing short of stunning this season, however, when the veterans leave, there will be expectations placed on their shoulders. The mantle will need to be carried by the youngsters, who will be expected to fill the voids left for them.