Pep Guardiola: I didn't encourage Mikel Arteta

Pep Guardiola: I didn't encourage Mikel Arteta

Pep Guardiola: I didn't encourage Mikel Arteta
I do not know if I prompted him, he has to reply this

Manager Pep Guardiola says he didn't encourage Mikel Arteta and lauded his former Manchester City No 2 for the task he's doing as Arsenal manager, feeling that the Gunners can be Premier League title contenders beneath his management in the early future.

Arsenal have not gained the league since 2004 even as City have received 3 of the final seven, and appearance probably to land the 2021 title after opening up a 10-point gap on the peak of the Premier League after their 3-1 win at Everton on Wednesday.

That become their seventeenth directly achievement in all competitions whilst the Gunners, tenth in the table, who received final season's FA Cup under Arteta, have picked up handiest one victory of their remaining 5 following their 1-1 Europa League draw with Benfica.

Speaking in advance of City's trip to the Emirates on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, Guardiola heaped-praise on his former assistant and felt that Arsenal should all over again begin challenging for titles in the early future under manager Arteta.

"I didn't encourage Mikel Arteta. What he is aware of he is aware of for himself," Guardiola stated on Friday. "I am not any impact. What he's doing, all credit to him and his backroom staff."

"All I can say is the previous months show me that each one managers want time and he isn't an exception. What I see in the previous months each match Arsenal performed is higher than the opponent.

"Tomorrow we can have an exquisite performance. They have an top notch build-up, they have got best and that they have energy. They have Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and all of the gamers with the quality in the middle.

"In the early future, they'll be actual contenders to combat for the titles. Most of the time when Arteta and I worked together we took choices collectively and I took resolution with the impact of Arteta."

"I do not know if I prompted him, he has to reply this."

The facets met in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals in advance this season as City ran out 4-1 winners in December and additionally beat the Gunners in the Premier League 1-zero in October. Arsenal beat City 2-zero in the FA Cup semi-finals last term.

Arsenal completed 8th in the peak-flight in 2019/20 after Arteta replaced Unai Emery in December 2019. He led them to the 2019/20 FA Cup title and additionally lifted the 2020/21 Community Shield with victory over Liverpool in August.

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