Man City manager Guardiola: ‘Arteta loves Arsenal’

 Reporter Lee Hyeong-joo = Pep Guardiola (52) talked about coach Mikel Arteta (40). 

Manchester City is set to play against Arsenal FC in the 2022/23 season England FA Cup 4th Round (Round of 32) held at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Northwest England on the 28th (Korean time). 

The FA Cup is a tournament, so one team has no choice but to go home. It is an interesting situation to see Guardiola and Arteta meet in this single-legged confrontation. This is because Arteta assisted Guardiola as an assistant coach at Manchester City before taking office at Arsenal. It is truly a battle between master and disciple.  메이저사이트

In this situation, Guardiola held a press conference in preparation for the game against Arsenal on the 26th. On the same day, according to British media <Manchester Evening News>, Guardiola spoke about Arteta’s departure. 

According to the media, manager Guardiola said, “(At the time of coaching) I told the players and other staff several times. If one particular team (Arsenal) makes an offer to coach, he may leave.” 

“Everyone has a dream. I know that Arteta went to his club, a club with fans who support him. Arteta was the captain at Arsenal during his career, and he loves Arsenal very much,” he said. 

Guardiola also told an anecdote. “When Arteta was a coach, he would cheer and jump when we scored, except for one team. When I jumped and cheer when we scored against Arsenal, Arteta just sat there,” he explained.

“It’s kind of like the relationship between me and FC Barcelona,” said Guardiola. (In the same vein) Athletes have to leave if they are not happy, because life is too short.” 

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