Arteta: “The experience with Guardiola was incredible”

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal coach, said on Monday in a telematic press conference that his experience with Guardiola, both as a player, coach and personally, “was incredible.” “He was an influence when we met in Barcelona as players, also as a coach and in my personal life. He has always treated me well. As a coach I have learned a lot from him. The experience with him has been incredible,” said Arteta, who will face Guardiola this Wednesday at Manchester City-Arsenal.

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Regarding the return to football, Arteta assured that it has been “a very long process” and that they have trained in the best possible way despite the limitations they have had. “The physical part is important, but so is the mental part during these three months. Everyone is fine, tomorrow we will train and we will see who are the starters,” said the Spanish coach. “I don't know how we are going to respond physically because we have had little preparation time. We may have to use many young players because we have many games in a short time.”