Fabregas tells Arteta to adopt a Mourinho-style approach to Arsenal management

Cesc Fabregas has told Mikel Arteta that he might need to turn a little Jose Mourinho if he is to get joy at Arsenal.

But the former Gunners midfielder claims that imposing his own style on the club is a good thing.

Arsenal have struggled to find consistency at the start of the season, with impressive wins, including one against Manchester United, being compounded by losses to Aston Villa and Leicester.

As a result, Arsenal sit 11th in the table.

Arteta is trying to put his own stamp on the Gunners side with a fast-moving, ball-playing style.

But it has led to calamitous errors and match-costing mistakes.

Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal between 2003 and 2011, says that Arteta must remember that results are key – not just an attractive style.

And it could be something he could learn from Fabregas' former Chelsea boss Mourinho.

"That’s they key nowadays, especially from what I’ve seen in the last four or five years with coaches that I’ve had," Fabregas told 90min.com.

"They come with an idea, they try to start with that idea, but as soon as something goes wrong, they become a little bit… not scared, but they prefer to get results and get confidence, rather than keep going with their philosophy or their ideas and lose.

"Like Mourinho always used to say, you need to be pragmatic.

"Maybe at the beginning nowadays, you do need to get results first, I don’t deny that, but you have to have the personality.

"For example, someone like Patrick Vieira at Nice. I followed him at New York City and now at Nice for a few years. He has a young squad but he goes with his philosophy no matter what. He likes to play.

"He knows that the kids will make mistakes, but he says ‘if you make a mistake, it’s on me’.

"He has the personality to not change.

"You will not see Vieira going 4-4-2 in a defensive way or something like that because he always believes in his players and his methodology.

"It’s very nice to see coaches like this."

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