In recent weeks, Graham Potter has come under fire for his management of Brighton & Hove Albion. Despite guiding the Seagulls to a respectable 15th place finish in the Premier League, Potter has been the subject of criticism from some sections of the media and fans alike.
However, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has leapt to the defence of his fellow coach, insisting that Potter deserves more respect for the job he has done.
Speaking to the press, Arteta said: “I think Graham has done a great job. He has taken a team that was in the Championship and he has taken them to the Premier League and he has kept them there.
“He has done it in a very difficult environment and with a lot of pressure. We know the pressure and demands of the industry and it is not easy.
“He has done a great job and he deserves a lot of respect for that.”
Arteta’s comments come as a show of solidarity for Potter, who has been under increasing pressure in recent weeks.
The Spaniard’s words of support will no doubt be welcomed by Potter, who has been the subject of criticism from some sections of the media and fans alike.
Arteta’s comments also serve as a reminder that the industry is one that is full of pressure and demands, and that managers should be given the respect they deserve for the job they do.
It is clear that Arteta has a great deal of respect for Potter and his work, and his words of support will no doubt be welcomed by the Brighton manager.