Tag: Pep Guardiola

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) is greeted by Manchester United's former manager Alex Ferguson (L) and Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) during a presentation before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 29, 2018. - Arsene Wenger is unsure of the welcome he will receive on his final visit to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss on Sunday after many 'great battles' against Manchester United during his two decades in charge. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Arsene Wenger explains why he left Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho out of his...

Arsene Wenger has revealed that the reason he left Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Pepe Guardiola out of his book is a lot less exciting than we imagine
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.

Pep Guardiola provides update on Sergio Aguero's injury with Arsenal clash imminent

Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is set to be out for a few weeks, which may or may not affect his participation in City's clash with Arsenal next month.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola of Manchester City talks to Mikel Arteta, Assistant Manager of Manchester City during a training session at Manchester City Football Academy on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola gives his thoughts on Arsenal-linked Mikel Arteta as a manager

Pep Guardiola says he's sure Mikel Arteta will be a manager, but he wants his assistant coach to stay with Manchester City for as long as possible.
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 backs Granit Xhaka

Pep Guardiola, along with Jurgen Klopp, have stepped up to fill the press conference void left by Arsene Wenger and that means reporters have to ask him questions that have absolutely nothing to do with him or his team whatsoever.
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)

Ivan Gazidis wants Pep Guardiola and Marc Overmars at AC Milan

You have to hand it to Ivan Gazidis, he certainly doesn't lack grand plans and his latest is to bring Pep Guardiola and Marc Overmars to AC Milan.
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 moaning again

Pep Guardiola is whinging again and, while I agree with what he's saying, I can't help but be reminded of how the press treated Arsene Wenger when he complained about similar things.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 07: Dani Alves of Brazil poses with the trophy of Best Player of the tournament after winning the Copa America Brazil 2019 Final match between Brazil and Peru at Maracana Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Manchester City and Arsenal interested in Dani Alves on free transfer

Manchester City are set to challenge Arsenal for the free transfer signing of Dani Alves, led by Pep Guardiola, according to reports in Brazil.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s Premier League start compared to Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, Pep Guardiola &...

Unai Emery might be coming in for a bit of criticism but his record at Arsenal in his first set of games is better than the media's darling, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp, Maurizio Sarri and Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal to join Manchester United and Barcelona at World Football Summit

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs that will attend the World Football Summit Asia (WFSA) that will take place on April 29 and 30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Arsenal defender compares academy coach to Guardiola: Could he manage senior side someday?

Arsenal and Northern Ireland u21 defender Daniel Ballard has compared Freddie Ljungberg's management style to that of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Valencia's coach Unai Emery (L) and Barcelona's coach Josep Guardiola react during the Spanish Cup second leg semi-final football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF on February 8, 2012 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN

Manchester City explain what they expect from Arsenal

Manchester City are not quite sure what to expect when they rock up at the Grove to get their Premier League title defence underway and I, for one, couldn’t be happier with that.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City (L) celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City (R) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Massive double Manchester City boost ahead of Arsenal game

Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are both available for selection after the pair returned from their post-World Cup vacation in ‘perfect condition’ for Sunday’s match.
SINGAPORE - JULY 28: Unai Emery head coach of Arsenal interviews during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)

Arsenal finally name their new captain

Arsenal will have five captains for the new season and Laurent Koscielny will captain the captains, making him the captain.
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)

Arsenal vs Manchester City preview: Injury news & pre-season form overview

One week from now, Arsenal play the first match of their new Premier League season, against last season's champions Manchester City.

'His career speaks for itself': Rival manager gives ringing endorsement to Unai Emery

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his backing to new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, as the club announced his appointment on Wednesday morning.
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)

Arsenal have a new 'first choice' replacement for Arsene Wenger after suffering setback

Mikel Arteta is now 'first choice' to take over from Arsene Wenger, following the news that Massimiliano Allegri plans to stay at Juventus, according to reports.
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)

Pep Guardiola gives Mikel Arteta his blessing for Arsenal job

Pep Guardiola will not stand in Mikel Arteta’s way if the former Arsenal man wants to leave Manchester City to take over from Arsene Wenger.