Pep Guardiola warned Arsenal’s board they’re going to be making a ‘big mistake’ if they don’t fully back Mikel Arteta after Manchester City dumped the Gunners out of the Carabao Cup. it absolutely was another miserable night for Arsenal, who were beaten 4-1 by this title holders. Goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte sent Arteta’s side crashing out of the competition, with Alexandre Lacazette’s strike proving to be a mere consolation. With Arsenal currently 15th within the Premier League, there’s a bleak picture developing at the Emirates and that they face another huge game against Chelsea on Boxing Day.
Arteta’s future is, understandably, coming under the microscope but Guardiola thinks Arsenal would be foolish to try to to anything apart from get fully behind his former assistant manager. ‘They will do an enormous, big mistake if they… I’m pretty sure they’re visiting trust him,’ Guardiola told the BBC.
‘I understand for the analysts, analyse the results. But I was with him many years and I know his incredible quality as a human being and especially as a manager, how he is involved in everything. It’s just a question of time and he will do well. ‘I’m not on the board. For me they will do a big mistake if they are thinking… They give him the confidence, they won two titles when for a long time ago it didn’t happen at this club. In this pandemic situation, with injury problems they have and the games they played always they played good.
‘But unfortunately these games is our job and it depends on the results. But football changes in one week so quick.