Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has paid tribute to Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, ahead of their Wednesday clash in the English Premier League.
Arteta who was an assistant coach under Guardiola described him as a phenomenal manager, he further stated that Guardiola has an influence On his coaching career and personal life.
The Gunners head coach spent three years at Etihad working with Guardiola before he was appointed as manager at the Emirate.
“He was an influence for me since I was 15-years-old and we met at Barcelona, both as players,” Arteta said on Monday at his pre-match press conference as quoted by Arsenal’s official website.
“In my coaching career and my personal life, Guardiola has an enormous influence. If I’ve to talk about the person he’s, his values, the way he has treated me and how he deals with the players and the staff around him, it is phenomenal.”
“As a coach, I’ve learned so much from him, we have spent some amazing moments together, some difficult ones as well, but the experience next to him has been incredible.”