“He is talking with Arsenal” – Guardiola reveals Arteta interested to make return to Emirates Stadium

By | December 18, 2019

Manchester City current head-coach Pep Guardiola says that his assistant coach Mikel Arteta will travel with the team for the Carabao game that will face Oxford despite holding talks over a potential move to his former club Arsenal.

Guardiola revealed in his pre-match press conference that Spanish manager had taken part in the Citizens training session on Tuesday and was due to travel to Oxford on Wednesday.

“He’s an incredible person… work ethic… and that’s why he’s with us,” said Guardiola. “He is talking with Arsenal so I don’t know what’s going to happen.

“Now it happens with Mikel that teams want him. He knows exactly what we would like but at the end the decision is personal.

“The organisation of the club is always live, it doesn’t always stay the same, what works today might not work tomorrow. The people today maybe won’t be here tomorrow.

“Now he’s part of our group and staff and he stays here. When we have any new news I’ll know, you’ll know and we’ll see what happens.

“Now he is here travelling with us. He was part of the training session and he’ll travel tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, another head-coach who has been rumoured with a vacant job at Arsenal is Carlo Ancelotti as the Italian boss has been spotted in England. However, he is likely to sign for Everton who are also in the market for a new head-coach.