Tag: Pep Guardiola

Manchester City's Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on January 14, 2023. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Bust-up with Guardiola before Arsenal match sees Cancelo leave

On Monday, most of the football world was shocked with the news that Joao Cancelo would be on his way to Bayern Munich on loan, now the Daily M*ail report that he had a massive 'bust-up' with Pep Guardiola after being left out of the starting XI for the FA Cup game against Arsenal.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton FC at Etihad Stadium on December 31, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Guardiola: City need to be ‘almost perfect’ to catch ‘excellent’ Arsenal

Speaking before Manchester City travel to Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, Pep Guardiola has said his side needs to be 'almost perfect' if they want to have a chance of catching Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Guardiola claims Arsenal have been better than Manchester City

Pep Guardiola claims Arsenal have been better than Manchester City in the Premier League so far, despite his side's dominant recent performances.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal celebrates their teams second goal scored by Martin Oedegaard during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on August 20, 2022. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Jesus explains decision to leave Manchester City for Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus says he needed to leave Manchester City for Arsenal so he could play the way he wants to play as a striker.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, Copyright: Nick Potts

Another Arsenal match postponed after Premier League statement

Pep Guardiola has admitted he doesn't know whether the Arsenal game against Manchester City will be played in October, as the Gunners may look to postpone it.
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling scores his team's fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on May 11, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester City plan Sterling talks amid Arsenal interest

Manchester City want to extend Raheem Sterling's contract amid the recent links to Arsenal, according to Fabrizio Romano.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks to press prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on December 26, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arsenal to offer Mikel Arteta new 2 year deal with payrise

Arsenal will reportedly offer Mikel Arteta a new two-year deal in order to ward off interest from Manchester City who see the Spaniard as a potential replacement for Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, Copyright: Nick Potts

Pep Guardiola makes Arsenal claim

Pep Guardiola is up to his usual media tricks, claiming Arsenal are one of the form teams right now, in their best moment for many years.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, Copyright: Nick Potts

Pep Guardiola gives his assessment of Arsenal & the Premier League

Pep Guardiola thinks Arsenal will be up there this season, as the team grow under his former assistant Mikel Arteta.
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, Copyright: Nick Potts

Beyond what people can imagine: Pep Guardiola backs Mikel Arteta to turn things around

Pep Guardiola has backed his former student to turn things around in a press conference answer that is a little bit ridiculous and a lot over the top.
EURO 2021, Nationalteam Portugal Training Training of the AA selection of Portugal Oeiras, 06/10/2021 - Training for the Portuguese AA soccer team that took place this afternoon at Cidade do Futebol in Jamor, to prepare for EURO 2020. Bernardo Silva Credit: Filipe Amorim

Bernardo Silva, Martin Odegaard or James Maddison: Arsenal’s choice

Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City this summer and Arsenal could be banking on Mikel Arteta's good relationship with the player to try and sign him for less than James Maddison.
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Cesc Fabregas: Arteta was very lucky

Cesc Fabregas has been speaking about Mikel Arteta, including revealing what the players at Arsenal think about him.
17-10-2020, Arsenal's Thomas Partey. Copyright: Alex Livesey

2 new Arsenal contracts, injury returns and new problems: Arsenal news

Arsenal face Olympiacos in their Europa League last 16 second leg on Thursday night so what's in the media ahead of that game?
LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola picks out 2 Arsenal players for praise

Pep Guardiola singled out Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard for praise after Manchester City's victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City bumps fists with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola praises Arsenal’s ‘quality’ as reason they ‘didn’t do more’

Arsenal looked in for a pasting when Raheem Sterling rose to nod home with barely 2 minutes on the clock but Arsenal rallied
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

FIFA will allow players to skip international break

With the March international break just over a month away but the pandemic causing travel problems, FIFA have extended an exemption for player release.

Mikel Arteta up for managerial award

Mikel Arteta has been nominated for the Premier League's Manager of the Month award, after a strong resurgence for his side in January.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City look on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Guardiola heaps praise on Arteta ahead of Manchester City-Arsenal clash

Pep Guardiola thinks Mikel Arteta's success so far is no surprise, and he's quickly getting Arsenal back to where they belong.
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: GRADIENT ADDED - COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 72336772 and 642590956) In this composite image a comparision has been made between Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City. Arsenal and Manchester City meet in a Premier League match on April 2, 2017 at the Emirates Stadium in London. ***LEFT IMAGE*** LONDON - NOVEMBER 01: Arsene Wenger the Arsenal Manager shouts instructions from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow at The Emirates Stadium on November 1, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith's Stadium on February 18, 2017 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger: Pep Guardiola came to my house wanting to play for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Pep Guardiola came to his house to ask to play for Arsenal but he was told he wasn't needed
LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 14: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 14, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)

Petit warns Messi and Manchester City about Premier League move

Former Arsenal and Barcelona man, Emmanuel Petit, has warned Lionel Messi against a move to the Premier League this summer.
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling reacts at the end of the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Pep Guardiola furious as he explains why Manchester City lost to Arsenal

Pep Guardiola was angry with his attacking players for losing to Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup, not the defence who made a few errors.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CL) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Exceptional Arsenal beat the odds and Manchester City

Arsenal did what many thought was impossible and beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final to make it to their 21st final of the competition they've won more than anyone else.
In this composite image a comparison has been made between Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Manchester City and Arsenal meet in a Premier League fixture on June 17,2020 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 26: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at Bernabeu on February 26, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** PIRAEUS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola to use Arsenal as test for Real Madrid game

Pep Guardiola has said he is planning to use City's semi-final at Wembley against Arsenal to gauge how ready his side are to play Real Madrid in the Champions League.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reatcs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 02, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Why Pep Guardiola looks daft after rant about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger

Pep Guardiola has decided to come out swinging after Manchester City were cleared on a technicality of being massive financial cheats, pity he didn't bother to check his facts first when taking aim at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Mikel Arteta and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on May 9, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Manchester City vs Arsenal preview

It couldn’t be a more difficult start for the Gunners as they resume their Premier League campaign on Wednesday evening, with the team travelling to the Etihad.
VERONA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 15: Ismael Bennacer of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AC Milan at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on September 15, 2019, in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola contacts former Gunner to convince him to join Manchester City

Pep Guardiola made personal contact with Ismael Bennacer to try and convince him to join Manchester City, according to reports in France.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City speaks with the media during a Press Conference at The Academy Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Manchester City supporters hit out at Guardiola fan dig

Pep Guardiola has annoyed Manchester City's Official supporter's club after he suggested more of them should have turned up to support his side in their FA Cup game against Fulham showing it's not just at Arsenal where they get it badly wrong.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City speaks with the media during a Press Conference at The Academy Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Guardiola calls for League Cup to be scrapped because of Manchester United and Tottenham...

Pep Guardiola has called on English football to scrap the League Cup after injuries to Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane in comments I can only imagine being taken completely differently had Arsene Wenger uttered them a few years ago.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Mikel Arteta and Zech Medley during a training session at Emirates Stadium on December 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta’s managerial philosophy: Years in the making

Many are crediting Pep Guardiola for Mikel Arteta's managerial philosophy but it's one the Arsenal head coach has been developing himself for years.
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Mikel Arteta: Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger’s lovechild

As Mikel Arteta gave his first press conference as Arsenal manager you couldn't help but feel your heart fill with pride as the real affection he holds for Arsenal came pouring out.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City speaks with the media during a Press Conference at The Academy Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola confirms Arteta’s Arsenal move is ‘almost done’

Ending the worst kept secret in football this week, Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Mikel Arteta has left Manchester City for Arsenal.
Manchester City's Spanish assistant manager Mikel Arteta takes his seat for the UEFA Champions League football Group C match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 26, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal did hold talks with Manchester City over Mikel Arteta

Despite saying they knew nothing about it, Manchester City did indeed know about Arsenal's interest in Mikel Arteta and they DID have talks.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (L) and Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (R) attend training for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League group B football match against FC Schalke 04 at Arsenal's training ground, London Colney, North London, England on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

Manchester City expect Arsenal to unveil Arteta on Friday

Manchester City are under the impression that Arsenal will unveil Mikel Arteta on Friday despite not contacting them about signing their assistant manager.
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (L) and Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (R) walk to the pitch for a training session at the club's complex in London Colney on March 12, 2013 ahead of the team's last 16 UEFA Champions League football match against Bayern Munich in Germany on March 13. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Mikel Arteta Arsenal contract length and wages reported as deal announcement moves closer

Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement with Mikel Arteta to become their new manager and all that's left to workout is how much the club will pay Manchester City in compensation.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Arteta, Manchester City coach looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on November 29, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

What sort of football will Mikel Arteta’s team play?

Mikel Arteta looks like he could well become the next Arsenal manager, so what can we expect from the man who has been Pep Guardiola's number two?
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Arteta, Manchester City coach looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on November 29, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms Arteta Arsenal situation

David Ornstein confirms that Arsenal and Mikel Arteta held talks over the Spaniard becoming the new Arsenal manager but the club have not yet spoken to Manchester City.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: City manager Pep Guardiola (l) and assistant Mikel Arteta (c) look on before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola will not stand in Mikel Arteta’s way if he wants to join...

Pep Guardiola will seemingly not stand in Mikel Arteta's way should the former Arsenal man want to leave Manchester City in the middle of the season.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City speaks with the media during a Press Conference at The Academy Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola addresses gossip about Manchester City contract

The three people who hoped Pep Guardiola might leave Manchester City for Arsenal are set to be disappointed as the Spaniard addressed gossip about his contract
SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 24: Mikel Arteta, Assistant coach of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at Liberty Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola wants Mikel Arteta to stay but says he’s ready to manage ‘now’

Pep Guardiola has no problem recommending Mikel Arteta as his successor at Manchester City when his contract expires in 2021, claiming the Spaniard is ready to manage 'now' as Arsenal circle.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City speaks with the media during a Press Conference at The Academy Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender compared Freddie Ljungberg to Pep Guardiola in February

Arsenal youth defender Daniel Ballard spent the year playing under Freddie Ljungberg last season, and he compared the club's new head coach to Pep Guardiola.