‘I’d feel like I was playing against a baby, I can’t say that anymore’: Patrice Evra heaps praise on Mikel Arteta for transforming Arsenal into winners… and is VERY unflattering about the Gunners teams he played against!
- Patrice Evra is in awe of the project being created at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta
- The former Manchester United man gave his views in the Sky Sports studio
- Evra says Arsenal came across like ‘babies’ when he was a United player
- Now the Frenchman feels Arteta has excelled, especially with a limited budget
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has heaped praise upon his former bitter rivals Arsenal, and insist the club are no longer the ‘babies’ he used to face during his playing days.
Evra gave a frank assessment of Arteta’s work so far, waxing lyrical about the strides the Spaniard has made so far in the dug-out.
Speaking in the Sky Sports studio ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Sheffield United, Evra said: ‘I think Mikel Arteta is the main man and it is a big sign to see the captain [Aubameyang] sign a new deal.
Patrice Evra has heaped praise on Mikel Arteta for the transformative job he’s done at Arsenal
Arteta has refreshed the Gunners and already brought silverware back to the Emirates
‘I see the green light for Arsenal and now also they bring the winning mentality and that’s why I now respect that club.’
Rolling back the years, Evra made a mental comparison between the Arsenal of today and the team he used to face when starring for Manchester United.
Not pulling any punches, Evra compared the Arsenal of then to a team of babies who posed little to no threat.
Evra says he used to feel as though he was playing against ‘babies’ when United faced Arsenal
Dejection was a regular sight during the Arsenal era when Evra played for their rivals
‘I’d feel like I was playing against a baby but you can’t say that anymore,’ he added.
‘I’ll be honest I really have so much respect for Arsenal and I’m really happy the way Arteta is doing his things.
‘He doesn’t have also enough money to pay for the players he wants for his team so I am impressed.’
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