Manchester City will play their next match in the Premier League against Arsenal in London. According to Pep, Arsenal can form a team fighting for the title. Previously, Mikel Arteta worked in the coaching staff of Josep Guardiola.

Manchester City will play their next match in the Premier League against Arsenal in London. The “Cityzens” are in very good shape and will try to continue the undefeated series with the “Gunners”. Recall that Pep Guardiola’s team has not lost 17 matches in all tournaments.

Unlike City, Mikel Arteta’s team has not been showing good results lately. Considering the draw with Benfica (1: 1) in the Europa League, the London club has only 1 win in all tournaments’ last 5 games.

The controversy is also made interesting by the coaching factor. Mikel Arteta worked as an assistant coach at Guardiola City for three and a half seasons. In December 2019, he was appointed head coach of Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola commented on the upcoming match. The Spanish specialist noted that he has no influence on Arteta’s new coaching career, and Mikel has achieved everything himself.

“I have no influence on Arteta. I have not been a source of inspiration for him. What he is doing is to his credit and that of his staff. From what I’ve been watching, Arsenal have looked better than their opponents in every game over the last month or two. “They have a special squad, and in the future, they will be real candidates to win the title,” said Guardiola.

In the next round of the Premier League, the Londoners will face Arteta’s former team, Manchester City.

“I think Manchester City are currently the best team in Europe, both in terms of results and quality. Therefore, we are facing a big challenge, and we have to prove that we can play with such teams, “Arteta said.