Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has reacted to claims made by pundit, Roy Keane on Aubameyang disrespecting him by calling his name.
The former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, made this known after Aubameyang referred to his manager by name.
Keane in his word said, “He’s the manager, the boss, the gaffer. That’s respect.Not Mikel, he’s not his mate.”
The ‘Gunners’ captain, Pierre Aubameyang, in a post-match interview against rivals, Manutd had called his coach by name.
Reacting to this, Mikel Arteta said he doesn’t feel disrespected by being called by name. He said he gave his players the opportunity to call him any name they like.
The former Arsenal player said some of his staff and players call him ‘coach/boss’. Arteta said it is not an issue for him.
In his word, “I don’t feel disrespected. I understand why he is saying that as a player, but the way I feel with them
“ I feel so close with them, with some of them I played with – so for me it is not an issue and it is not the way I would feel respected or disrespected.” he added.
The Arsenal coach ,however, admitted he was worried about how easy it was going to be to distance himself from his players following his return to Arsenal last year.
Mikel Arteta had played with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Mohammed Elneny, Hector Bellerin, and co at The Emirates.