Arteta has “no f****** around” at Arsenal – discipline stricter than under Emery

Mikel Arteta is more of a disciplinarian than Unai Emery, and he allows "no f****** around" in training, according to reports.

Arteta, who succeeded Emery, has been in charge of Arsenal for 16 months – after taking over in December 2019 – however, he has, reportedly, been very quick in implementing his methods.

A source told The Athletic: "He’ll study what you’re doing, walk over and say very plainly, ‘No! No! Stop!' There’s no f****** around.”

The report goes onto state that the pair took on different approaches to discipline: Emery was 'less confrontational than his countryman, and 'would let things slide.'

"If Mikel had come in straight after Arsene [Wenger] and tried to apply these kinds of hard and fast rules, it would never have worked,” The Athletic's source claimed.

Arteta has secured an FA Cup and Community Shield victory over the past 12 months – two more trophies than Emery achieved at Arsenal, whose crowning achievement was the Europa League final.

However, Arteta recently reached 50 Premier League games and comparing the pair, Emery's Arsenal had achieved four more wins and 12 more points than Arteta's.

Emery has since been given the top job at Villarreal, and tonight he has the chance to get one over his former side as Arsenal and Villarreal face each other in the Europa League.

It's a must-win for Arteta, and the Europa League now presents Arsenal with their best chance of European football next: due to their Premier League shortcomings.

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