Mikel Arteta Spoke To His Arsenal Players In Three Different Languages During Manchester City Game
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Mikel Arteta gave his Arsenal players instructions in different languages last night and it reminded Gunners fans of Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal secured their spot in the FA Cup final after a 2-0 victory over Manchester City at Wembley.
What impressed some fans more than the performance however was Arteta's ability to communicate with his players.
The Spaniard could be heard barking orders to Nicolas Pepe in French, before flipping between English and Spanish seamlessly when speaking to Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos.
Something I noticed was Mikel speaking French to communicate with Nicolas Pepe from the touchline. Arsene Wenger would be proud. My Manager :heart: pic.twitter.com/GRiWIEaoXb
- :calling: (@ModernPele) July 19, 2020
The 38-year-old actually speaks a staggering seven different languages and boasts skills in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Basque.
Fans on Twitter have reacted to the clip and they were loving the commitment shown by Arteta.
Arteta speaking French, Spanish & English in the space of five seconds. He truly is Arsène Wenger's son.
- Pádraig (@afcpadraig) July 18, 2020
Arteta just spoke to Joe Willock in English, yelled at Laca in French then gave Dani Ceballos full set of instructions in Spanish in the span of 10 seconds. Brilliant.
- Hussein S Kamel (@HusseinKamelio) July 18, 2020
This is very Wenger.. Wenger can speak Spanish, English and obv French. Thats shows how important communications is
- adr. (@liftoffprd) July 19, 2020
He says « he won't play backwards x2 go go go », he asked Pepe to tuck inside during the first half as well, I noticed as well that he often speaks French, English or Spanish on the touchline to guide his players that's great!
- Georges-Emmanuel Assou (@georgesassou) July 19, 2020
Arteta linguistic abilities will give him a real niche and serve him well during his managerial career IMO. Really refreshing of the new guard of managers to have such abilities
- James Rowe (@JamesRoweNL) July 19, 2020
Two goals from Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang sealed victory for Arsenal and capped off a week which also saw them defeat Premier League champions Liverpool.
"We've had an incredible week to beat the best two teams in Europe, it doesn't happen every day," Arteta told BBC Sport.
"I don't care who plays, I can trust them - we made changes and everyone was ready.
"We had to suffer in many moments. We had to be really well-organised and minimise the spaces."
Arsenal will face one of Chelsea or Manchester United in the final, with the second semi-final taking place on Sunday evening.