"I think he's..." - Arteta makes Ten Hag claim as Arsenal prepare to face Man Utd
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has praised his Manchester United counterpart Erik ten Hag for the way he has revolutionised the Red Devils since moving to Old Trafford.
Ahead of their crunch clash in the Premier League on Sunday Arteta highlighted the qualities that United have and complimented Ten Hag for the style he has implemented at the club.
Both sides are fighting at the top of the table and there has been a huge build-up to the game at the Emirates, potentially the biggest since both clubs faced off under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.
Speaking about United's revolution under Ten Hag, Arteta said: "I think he's turned things around pretty quickly. He has implemented a very clear way of playing.
"I think the players seem like they've bought into it, they have really good energy around the place. And a lot of things have changed in a very short period of time so credit to him and the coaching staff for what they've done."
Casemiro suspension a boost for Arsenal
One of United's key players this season has been Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.
He joined the Red Devils from Champions League winners Real Madrid in the summer, linking up with his former teammate Raphael Varane.
He is suspended for the game against Arsenal after accumulating too many yellow cards, the latest being in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
It's a massive boost for Arteta that Ten Hag's side are without their star man and the Gunners will be looking to exploit that potential weakness.
However, the Arsenal manager insists that United still have an abundance of quality capable of hurting any team in the league.
He said: “[Casemiro] didn't play in our first game either and we still didn't do enough to win that match.
"When you look at the squad that they have, it's just incredible. The individuals and the collective organisation can beat any opponent in this league and we'll plan the game knowing that he is not available."
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