Emi Martinez has once more sung the praises of Mikel Arteta, saying the 38 year old has changed the structure of the club since taking over from Unai Emery.
The Arsenal keeper played a huge part in the end of season success, deputising brilliantly after Bernd Leno was injured, and he was instrumental in the FA Cup semi-final and final.
He insists that his former teammate can become a leading coach in the game, and insists that he’s bringing new things to the team on the training ground each week.
“Arteta is a great coach, he changed the structure of Arsenal, he gave us a game plan,” he told Marca.
“He is one of the best modern trainers today. In six months he has won a title – the FA Cup, one of the best cups in England and one of the oldest in history.
“He’s very smart, in my opinion, he’s going to be one of the best coaches in the world.
“I have no doubt that he can lead the Spanish team. Guardiola said that at Manchester City everyone had learned from Arteta.
“In training we see that he has a clear idea of the game, he surprises us every day.”
Martinez has gone on the record recently to say his desire to play means he’ll consider offers from elsewhere, and he expanded on that somewhat, but said he’ll wait to discuss his future with the club when he returns from his break.
“I am in the crosshairs of 10 teams in Europe,” he continued.
“But I can’t say who those clubs are, because it’s nothing concrete. I still do not have the clear situation with Arsenal, when I have it when I return I will make the best decision for my career.”