Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has had his say on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta amid talks about him facing the sack.
The Gunners have started the new Premier League season in terrible fashion. We’ve lost each of our first two games and Arteta’s men are yet to score a goal. That makes this our worst start to a campaign in history.
The pressure is well and truly on the Arsenal boss. Many feel he’ll be the first manager to be sacked this season. However, Guardiola, who knows Arteta better than most people, thinks his job is at no risk whatsoever.
Guardiola: Arsenal really trust Arteta
Asked if Arteta’s job at Arsenal is at risk, the Manchester City boss said, as per Manchester Evening News: “Two games. They have played two games, not 20 or 50. Sometimes I think the managers are crazy to do the job.
“They trust a lot in Mikel because they spend money to reinforce the team.
“Why we don’t give more time to build teams, the people who want success immediately, anything is for granted, you need time. The opinion we have here (of Arteta), we know what it is.”
The Insider’s View:
Guardiola has always shown immense support to Arteta. He has heaped praise on the Arsenal boss’ tactics even after beating us. There’s no doubt about the fact that he believes the Gunners have the perfect man for the job.
As Guardiola said, success cannot be achieved overnight. Everybody needs time, including Arteta. He cannot be judged on our two bad results so far, especially considering we were without nine first-team players.
The 6-0 win midweek is a huge positive and everyone at the club is hoping we can build on that. The game against Manchester City will be our toughest test yet, but if we can somehow pick up a win, things will look a whole lot better.