Carabao Cup: Guardiola sends message to Arsenal board over Arteta after Man City’s 4-1 win

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has urged Arsenal board to fully back their manager, Mikel Arteta, after his team defeated the Gunners 4-1 in the Carabao Cup quarter-final tie on Tuesday night.

Guardiola believes Arsenal hierarchy will be making a big mistake if they do not support Arteta after their exit from the Carabao Cup.

Guardiola’s side eliminated Arsenal from the Carabao Cup, thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte.

Alexandre Lacazette did score a consolation goal for the North London club.

“They will make a huge, big mistake if they… I am pretty sure they are going to trust him,” Guardiola told the BBC.

“I understand the analysts, analyse the results. 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 on the board. For me, they will make a big mistake if they are thinking… They give him confidence. They won two titles when for a long time it didn’t happen at this club.

“In this pandemic situation, with injury problems they have and the games they played always, they played good.

“But unfortunately, these games are our job, and it depends on the results. But football changes in one week so quickly.

“I can speak about my experience alongside him, one of the most incredible successful teams in English history we had, and he was part of this success, and it would not be possible without him, and to create something like this you need time like I had in my first season.”

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