Manchester City and Arsenal faced each other over the weekend for a pass to the FA cup final where Arteta’s team beat the citizens, 2 goals for 0 and will face Chelsea in the cup final.
The defeat seems to have greatly affected Guardiola, who a few days later dropped a bomb against Arsenal, but yes, he send respects to his former assistant Mikel Arteta. “The rivals always deserve my respect. I have respect for everything that Arsenal is doing on the field, but not much for what they do outside of it,” said the Catalan coach.
The City comes from being favored by the TAS ruling that removes the sanction that the Fair Play Financial had imposed on it. Guardiola’s words come because Arsenal was the promoter of a joint letter that was signed by eight Premier League clubs, and sent to the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the beginning of the year, in which it was requested that any attempt by City to “delay” their UEFA sanction must be dismissed.
Manchester City saw this sanction canceled, which means that they will be able to compete in the next Champions League season and will be able to continue signing expensive players. However, Guardiola has gone on to attack all the gossipers, who believes that the City deserves exemplary punishment.
The rumors say that Guardiola thinks that Arsenal is the main promoter of the campaign of accusations that the City is suffering in which already great figures as Jurgen Klopp and the president of the Spanish League Javier Tebas have accused Manchester City of returning the league unfair. Guardiola is not happy and this novel is just beginning.