Arthur is one of few coaches to have prospered with colourful personality back at his club.
Hayne has played under eight coaches in his 11-year NRL career.
Arthur began his turnaround of the Eels with Hayne in his team in 2013 and 2014, where the NSW Origin star won the Dally M in his last season before shifting to American Football.
The Eels mentor told Fox League's NRL 360 that the key would again be giving Hayne a voice in the club's premiership charge.
"You've got to give the players some input which allows them to have a bit of ownership of the team," Arthur said.
"I find with Jarryd he likes to have input into the team.
"You have got to be really honest and firm with him but also you need to have an ear to listen because he knows the game really well," he said.
The 30-year-old Hayne will play his 200th NRL game in his Eels return against Penrith on Sunday