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Alan Shearer explains why he would 'hate' playing under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

Alan Shearer explains why he would 'hate' playing under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

Premier League legend Alan Shearer was comparing different styles of management.

Alan Shearer has explained why he would hate playing under Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

This season's Premier League title race looks set to be one of the most exciting in years, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal all fighting to be crowned champions.

The personalties and characters of managers Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta will only add to the drama of the run-in, with all three knows for their touchline antics and passionate outbursts.

Their management styles certainly get the best out of their players, but what works for some wouldn't necessarily work for others.

Writing for The Athletic, the Premier League's all-time leading goal scorer Alan Shearer has admitted that he would 'hate' playing under Arsenal boss Arteta.

"I never worked under an Arteta kind of manager, someone manically cajoling, telling you exactly where to stand or exactly what to do," Shearer wrote.

"I’ve always been of the opinion that if you’re a good player, then you know that stuff anyway. If I felt I needed to drift out to the right wing or the left wing or even drop deep, I would do it myself.

"And as a captain, I felt I had the authority to tell my fellow players to do something. If it needed saying, I would say it. Not everybody is like that, though.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (Getty)
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (Getty)

"Some footballers are brighter than others. Some are needier than others. Some are more effective when they are given precise instructions and are forced to stick to them. Shouting, repeating, shouting again and reiterating straightforward messages might be the best way to get through.

"What I wanted from my manager was to be led, to be guided. I wouldn’t have enjoyed being ranted and raved at from the touchline and I can’t remember it happening too many times.

"Why would I have hated it? Professional pride. You’re playing in front of thousands of people in the stadium and millions at home on television and you don’t want to be embarrassed.

"It might sound thin-skinned, but teams are delicate. Relationships hold them together."

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Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Mikel Arteta, Alan Shearer