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Prediction Pep Guardiola on Mikel Arteta has now him in trouble

Mikel Arteta

Pep Guardiola’s prediction about Mikel Arteta has put him and Manchester City in trouble. Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, faces a challenge from his former assistant, Arteta.

Who is now leading Arsenal in their quest for the Premier League title. This could prevent Manchester City from winning their fourth consecutive title. Guardiola brought Arteta to City as his assistant in 2016, choosing him over other potential candidates.

Arteta had options to join Tottenham Hotspur with Mauricio Pochettino. Return to Arsenal under Arsene Wenger but decided to work with Guardiola instead. During his three years at City, Arteta contributed to the team’s success, helping them win two Premier League titles.

In December 2019, Arteta left City to become the manager of Arsenal after Unai Emery . Guardiola had always believed in Arteta’s potential to become a great manager. Now, Arteta is proving him right, but it might be at Guardiola’s expense if Arsenal takes the title this season.

“I was convinced Arteta would be a manager” Pep Guardiola

Speaking shortly after Arteta’s appointment at the Emirates Stadium, Guardiola said: “I was convinced he would be a manager when the opportunity comes and this was the opportunity for him,” Guardiola. “His ideas are already in the team, his positional play is getting better. I’m convinced Arsenal will get better.”

Fast forward four years and those words are coming back to bite Guardiola, not because Arteta has failed at Arsenal, but because the Spaniard could deny his former boss a fourth-straight Premier League title.

Arsenal are in pole position to win the Premier League with only 10 games remaining. If they can grab a result away to Manchester City after the international break, they’ll be in a strong position to finish the season on top.

But iit would be difficult season for Arsenal and Arteta. With facing Manchester City and Bayern Munich back-to-back, and with both the Champions League and Premier League title on the stake, the upcoming stretch will be a true test of their title credentials.

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