Mikel Arteta still has a good relationship with his former boss, Pep Guardiola. The Arsenal manager often asks the Manchester City boss for advice.
Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant at Man City from 2016 to 2019. Late last year, he excused himself from Etihad Stadium and accepted an offer as Arsenal manager to replace Unai Emery.
Arteta’s Arsenal have met only once with Guardiola and City in the Premier League this season. In the duel that was held last mid-June, The Gunners give up 0-3 of The Citizens.
The London cannon now has a chance to avenge that defeat in the FA Cup. Arsenal are scheduled to meet City in the semifinals for the sake of fighting for a ticket to the final match.
The FA Cup is now the trophy that is being pursued by Arteta with Arsenal. Although later have to meet Man City as the defending champion, the Spanish manager did not hesitate to continue to ask for advice and support from Guardiola.
“We have spoken several times in the last few weeks. Facing them again in the semifinals is difficult, but look at the level of the teams that survive in this competition,” Arteta said. Omnisports.
Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta while still together at Manchester City. (Photo: Fred Lee / Getty Images for Premier League)
“If you want to win that title, you have to beat the best team. If we want to be champions, then we must be able to conquer City,” he continued.
“Yeah, dia [Guardiola] is someone I respect and admire. We often talk about many things, “.
“When I need advice or when I want him to help me, he is always there and willing to help me. For me, it’s amazing to be close to someone like him,” said Arteta.
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