Chelsea legend Cesc Fabregas has compared both Chelsea and Arsenal managers – and feels that Mikel Arteta has it much harder than Frank Lampard.
Fabregas has been with both Chelsea and Arsenal in the past, and even captained the Gunners team in the 2008-09 campaign. He feels that due to Arsenal struggling in the ninth position and Chelsea in the fourth, Arteta has a tougher job of bringing the team up to the top 5 at least, whereas Lampard had to make sure to maintain’s Chelsea’s consistency.
“Chelsea took a gamble with Frank because it was only his second year as a main coach and he’s done very well,” Fabregas told the Guardian.
“With Mikel it’s a little bit of the same. He’s been with Pep [Guardiola] for three years, and I’m sure he’s like a master for any young coach that wants to start being a manager.
“I think he’s done well [so far] and I’m sure he’s brought back some values to the club that was needed.
“Obviously it’s a much harder job than Chelsea in terms of rebuilding the squad, and they are very young, and they had problems because [Arteta] started much further down the line than Chelsea, but I’m positive that they will pick up very soon and that next season could be the one for them.”
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