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Sky Blues boss thinks the Gunners should persevere with their former protégé despite gruesome results
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Arsenal will make a “big mistake” if they fire former assistant coach Mikel Arteta.
Pressure builds on Arsenal manager Arteta after Guardiola’s City defeated the Gunners 4-1 in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
Arsenal languish in 15th place in the Premier League table after 14 games, with seven losses in their last 10 league games.
Despite the Gunners’ horror, Guardiola says the club should stay with Arteta and that he would be making a mistake by parting ways with the Spanish tactician.
“They’ll make a big, big mistake if [sack Arteta]. I’m pretty sure they’re going to trust him, “Guardiola said. BBC Radio 5 Live after Tuesday’s game.
“I understand that analysts analyze the results. But I was with him for many years and I know his incredible quality as a human being and especially as a technician, how he gets involved in everything. It’s just a matter of time and he will.” good.
“I’m not on the board. To me, they will make a big mistake if they are thinking [to sack him].
“They give him confidence, they won two titles when it was not a long time ago in this club. In this pandemic situation, with the injury problems they have and the games they played they always played well.
“But sadly, these games are our job and it depends on the results. But football changes so fast in a week.
“I can talk about my experience with him, one of the most successful teams in the history of England that we have had and he was part of this success and it would not be possible without him, and to create something like this you need time like me. in my first season. “
The list of matches doesn’t get any easier for Arsenal as Londoners host Chelsea in the Premier League on Boxing Day before back-to-back trips to Brighton and West Brom on either side of the New Year.
Manchester City welcome Newcastle United to the Etihad on December 26 before it also hits the road twice for matches against Everton and Chelsea.