Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has downplay reports that he’s behind Mikel Arteta’s success at Arsenal in the Premier League.
Arteta worked as an assistant to Guardiola at City but had to leave the Etihad after he was contracted to manage Arsenal in 2019.
He joined Arsenal as a head coach but became a manager after guiding the Gunners to FA Cup glory and he has now built an impressive team of young stars.
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They are currently sitting top of the Premier League table after 13 games, two points above Guardiola’s Manchester City.
“No, absolutely not!” Guardiola told BT Sport. “He was already! That drive…
“It’s a perfect definition [of a club backing their manager], do you know why?
“There [were] not good results [in the past] I remember [people said] he must be sacked and ‘Arteta out.”
Arteta was involved in the Amazon Original sports docuseries All or Nothing: Arsenal, which documented the club by spending time with the coaching staff and players behind the scenes both on and off the field throughout their 2021–22 season.e was also involved in All or Nothing: Manchester City.
Arteta was born 26 March 1982 in San Sebastián, in northern Spain’s mountainous Basque Country. He is multilingual, and is fluent in Spanish, Basque, Catalan and English. He also speaks French, Italian and Portuguese.
He is married to Argentine-Spanish actress, television host, and model Lorena Bernal. The couple have three children: Gabriel (born 2009), Daniel (born 2012) and Oliver (born 2015).
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