Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva has delivered a verdict on Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard swapped the Eithad for the Emirates in 2019. Arteta was Pep Guardiola’s assistant within the north west as City gained two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two Carabao Cups following his arrival in 2016. Opinion stays cut up on the previous midfielder’s credentials as a supervisor in his personal proper, nonetheless, with strain seemingly by no means distant throughout his time with Arsenal to date. Silva was a pivotal member of these squads that largely dominated the English top-flight and, though a lot of the credit score in fact goes to Guardiola, he insists Arteta deserves his plaudits too.
“I communicate for myself, and I feel I communicate for the group. When he left folks have been unhappy as a result of he was somebody we actually appreciated working with,” Silva mentioned throughout an interview with Football Daily. “He provides lots, regardless that he was not the primary [team] supervisor he acted like he was just a little bit when it comes to serving to and the way current he was. “It [moving to Arsenal] was an excellent alternative for him and we have been unhappy for the staff however pleased for him.” Arsenal have been one of many sides reportedly wanting to signal Silva throughout the summer season transfer window when it emerged that City could also be prepared to money in on the Portugal worldwide. A transfer by no means materialised, with Silva preferring a transfer again to Spain sooner or later in response to The Times, and his supervisor has since lavished reward on the 27-year-old. “(He is) an distinctive participant,” Guardiola advised City’s official web site after their 1-0 win towards Chelsea. “All I need for Bernardo is to be pleased, right here and in all places, primary is his happiness as a result of he’s a man who deserves the very best.”