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Guardiola unsure on Arteta future

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Published on December 17, 2019 - Duration: 00:58s

Guardiola unsure on Arteta future

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola does not know if assistant coach Mikel Arteta will join Arsenal or not.

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Guardiola unsure on Arteta future

SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

SOUNDBITE (English) MAN CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA, QUESTIONED ABOUT MIKEL ARTETA, SAYING: Journalist: Any update on the situation regarding Mikel Arteta?

Guardiola: "Nope." Journalist: None at all?

Guardiola: "I know what you know." Journalist: Has he trained with you over the last couple of days, have you seen him?

Guardiola: "Today I saw him, yep." Journalist: Has he trained with you though, is he working here, is he part of the game at Oxford?

Guardiola: "Yes.

He is travelling, yes." Journalist: What makes him such a good coach that other clubs are saying 'we'd like him'?

Guardiola: "Because we were so smart to pick him up after the other clubs want him." Journalist: But what are his skills though?

Guardiola: "I've said many times, he's an incredible person, a good manager so... work ethic, that's why he's with us." Journalist: And what are your instincts about what might happen?

Do you think he will stay or go.?

Guardiola: "He's talking with Arsenal so I don't know what's going to happen." STORY: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed Mikel Arteta is in talks with Arsenal over a potential move to the Emirates but said the Spaniard will be part of his coaching staff for their League Cup quarter-final against Oxford United on Wednesday (December 18).

Former Arsenal captain Arteta is reported to be the leading candidate to succeed Unai Emery as Arsenal manager after the club's chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was pictured outside his house in the early hours of Monday (December 16) morning.

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