- Pep Guardiola has thrown his weight behind former assistant Mikel Arteta
- The Arsenal boss has come under immense pressure following strings of losses
- Man City knocked the Gunners out of the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup
Pep Guardiola has advised Arsenal that sacking Mikel Arteta will be a huge mistake following his poor strings of results.
The Gunners were dumped out of the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup following City's 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.
But Guardiola believes his former assistant is still the man for the job despite Arsenal's dreadful form in their last 11 matches.
Guardiola told BBC Radio 5 Live quoted by Goal:
"They will do a huge, big mistake if they [sack Arteta]. I’m pretty sure they are going to trust him," .
"But I was with him many years and I know his incredible quality as a human being and especially as a manager, how he is involved in everything. It’s just a question of time and he will do well.
"I’m not part of the club's heirarchy For me they will do a big mistake if they are thinking to sack him.
"They give him the confidence, they won two titles when for a long time ago it didn’t happen at this club. In this pandemic situation, with injury problems they have and the games they played they always played good.
"But unfortunately these games are our job and it depends on the results. But football changes in one week so quick."
Arsenal are languishing in 15th place in the Premier League table after 14 matches, with seven defeats in their last 10 league games.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester City ran riot on Tuesday night, December 22, as the Citizens defeated Arsenal 4-1 right at the Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup.
The Gunners have now been eliminated from the quarter-final stage of the competition more times than any other side in the competition’s history.
It was a bizarre start for Mikel Arteta's men after Gabriel Jesus headed home the first goal as early as the 2nd minute.
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