Mikel Arteta dubbed ‘The Governor’ at Arsenal after Mesut Ozil decision

Mikel Arteta has been dubbed 'The Governor' for the job he's done so far at Arsenal by two former Gunners legends.

The Spaniard has been slowly changing the club's fortunes since his appointment as he implements his structured, pressing style on his team.

Arsenal have weathered a difficult start to move back into the top half following their 1-0 win over Man Utd on Sunday – their first victory at Old Trafford since 2006.

Off the field Arteta has shown he is not afraid to make big decisions too, freezing out Mesut Ozil, whom he has deemed surplus to requirements.

And Arteta has plenty of support from members of the club's old guard, leaving ex-Arsenal captain Tony Adams and club coach Steve Bould purring over his talents.

Speaking to Stadium Astro, Adams said: "He's the best we've seen in a long time. He really does understand the game, he expresses himself; he's very confident.

"It's his first job, for God's sake, he's doing a remarkable, remarkable job.

"He has got fantastic ability to work with this team.

"He puts hours into the training pitch. He's his own man, if Ozil's not in his thinking, he's out, it's as simple as that. I can't speak highly enough of the guy.

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"The words coming out [of the club], when I talk to my mate Steve Bould, who's still in the club taking the Under-23s at the moment, he said to me: 'This guy has got it all, he's the governor'."

Arteta has already laid down a marker for his Arsenal tenure after winning the FA Cup in his first year in charge.

Despite indifferent results so far this season, Arsenal have got trips to Liverpool, Man City and United out of the way, and there is plenty of optimism behind Arteta as his project gathers pace.

So much so that former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has even claimed Arteta possesses more talent than highly regarded ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

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"For me Arteta is a better coach than Pochettino as well," Bent told talkSPORT. "If you look at Spurs, even after all that great work Poch did, developing players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane, Daniel Levy still needed someone to win trophies and he felt Pochettino could not do that.

"Arteta has gone in at Arsenal, he's not even been there a year yet and look what he's done.

"He's gone in there, won an FA Cup, won the Community Shield and beat some of the biggest teams out there.

"So he's managed to find a way of getting it done."

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