Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made a bold prediction about Arsenal and Mikel Arteta for the 2021/22 Premier League season.
City were the best team in the country this season and they deservedly won the Premier League. Arsenal, on the other hand, have had a shocker. This has been our worst season in god knows how long, and supporters are seriously worried.
Some fans have lost their faith in Arteta. There are people who want him gone already, but Guardiola is adamant that Arsenal trust him and he has claimed that the Gunners will take a big step forward next season.
Pep Guardiola: Arsenal still trust Mikel Arteta
He said: “Every season I have the feeling everyone is stronger, every year, from the first season we arrive the teams and managers are stronger.
“Arsenal – they trust Mikel and I know perfectly Mikel, they will make a step forward next season.” (Manchester City official website)
Guardiola has always had good things to say about the Arsenal boss. Even after Manchester City beat us earlier in the season, he seemed really impressed with how Arteta had set his side up, and that said a lot.
However, results are what Arteta is judged by and they haven’t been great this season. That simply has to improve next term – if they don’t, the current Arsenal boss will face the same fate as his predecessor midway through the campaign.
Many Arsenal fans still believe in Arteta and they absolutely loved Guardiola’s comments.