Liverpool’s ascent to become Premier League champions under Jurgen Klopp has given Mikel Arteta belief that he can plot a similar revival at Arsenal.
Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Thursday meant the Reds were confirmed as champions of English football for the first time in 30 years.
In the intervening period, Arsenal won four league championships and they finished above Liverpool in Klopp’s first season in 2015-16.
However, the two have gone in opposite directions since, with the Reds having claimed twice as many points as the Gunners’ 43 from 31 games.
Arteta, only appointed as the Gunners’ head coach in December, admires how Klopp has transformed Liverpool and thinks it should serve as encouragement to his current squad.
“They’ve come so far as a club and as a team in the last few seasons,” Arteta said at a media conference.
“I think they set a very clear club culture that they have been able to transmit to the supporters and generate belief.
“I think they have a very clear philosophy with the way they want to play, the way they approach every game, and then they’ve got some really good recruitment.
“Starting from the staff and the coach and all the players they signed, they are specifically for the way they want to play so congratulations to them.”