• Arsenal manager wants balance next to game’s demands
  • ‘People around you don’t deserve their lives to be affected’

Mikel Arteta says the pressures and strains around winning games must not be allowed to “destroy” managers’ personal lives, citing his own example as one where the right balance needed to be struck.

Last season Arteta turned around a woeful start, and significant supporter discontent, to guide Arsenal up the Premier League table; now they will face Everton at the Emirates on Wednesday night with a chance to go five points clear at the top. But he explained the demand for success brings difficulties and requires a sense of perspective, particularly where family life is concerned.

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