Lately there have been rumors of Mikel Arteta’s dismissal from the Arsenal chair following a series of poor results in the Premier League. However, Pep Guardiola thinks there is no better figure than his former assistant when it comes to handling Arsenal.
As is well known, Arsenal did experience a difficult time at the beginning of this season, especially in the Premier League.
From a total of 12 Premier League matches that have taken place, the North London club can only collect 13 points, as a result they are stuck in 15th place in the standings.
The worst thing is, in their last eight matches in the Premier League, Arsenal have only been able to win one win with just two goals during that period.
With this series of facts, it seems natural that the issue of Mikel Arteta’s dismissal from Arsenal’s managerial chair appears. However, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola disagrees with these speculations.
According to the Spanish coach, the former assistant is a bright prospect for Arsenal not only now but also for the future.
“Arsenal won’t have a better coach than him [Arteta] to lead the club for years to come. I don’t need to give my support, because he already has that support and he knows he has it.”
“He is one of the best coaches I have worked with, obviously – for his personality, for his commitment, for his love for the club,” insisted Guardiola.
As for Arsenal’s performance, which is somewhat fickle, Guardiola can only say that almost all teams can experience such a period.
But the former Barcelona coach believes Arteta will be able to turn things around.
“I’m pretty sure he will turn the situation around and live up to everyone’s expectations. Sometimes when a club is going through a bad period it takes time. I know what people are saying, they feel they don’t need time.”
“If I were part of Arsenal’s board, I would not doubt his quality and capacity to return Arsenal to their rightful position,” he said.
According to information heard, Arsenal management itself has agreed to keep Arteta in the coaching chair.