Pep Guardiola believes Mikel Arteta can make Arsenal contenders again

Pep Guardiola believes Mikel Arteta can make Arsenal contenders again
Pep Guardiola believes Mikel Arteta can make Arsenal contenders again

Pep Guardiola believes Mikel Arteta can make Arsenal contenders again. “When the club supports him there is no better person to do the job than Mikel.”

Pep Guardiola believes Arsenal are creating “something special” under his former assistant Mikel Arteta and the club can become contenders again if he is given the right support.

Guardiola’s side face the Gunners in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday, and the Manchester City boss believes Arteta is creating something unique at the Emirates.

“I expect a tough, tough game. They [Arsenal] have something special already, they have a team spirit Mikel has created,” he said.

“I see from the side how they celebrate goals, how they fight for every ball. They have begun to create something special for the club. We approach Arsenal like we do the other ones.

“Arsenal were one of the elite clubs in English football for the last 20, 30 years. I am pretty sure the right person to take them back to the position they were. When the club supports him there is no better person to do the job than Mikel.

“I have the feeling he is creating something unique. If he can be supported by the club with investment, get the players they need, they can be contenders for the next years.”

Credit: Sky Sports

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