Crazybola.com – Three defeats in three games means Arsenal are currently at the lowest point in their remarkable seven-decade history in the league, but Pep Guardiola hopes Mikel Arteta is still given the trust to lead the club.
Pep Guardiola urged Arsenal to be patient with Mikel Arteta following Manchester City’s 5-0 win at the Etihad on Saturday, backing his former assistant to do a good job as long as he is given the trust he needs.
The Gunners dropped to the bottom of the Premier League table as the reigning Premier League champions saw the north London club suffer a third defeat in their first three league games of the new 2021/2022 season.
In fact, it was the first time Arsenal have been bottom of the Premier League table after playing at least three league games since 25 October 1974, while that third successive defeat on the opening weekend of the league was also their first since 1954/1955, 67 years ago. .
Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres scored within 12 minutes and the visitors’ game went from bad to worse when Granit Xhaka was shown a straight red card for a foul on Joao Cancelo’s two-footed tackle.
Manchester City eventually managed to add another three goals through Gabriel Jesus, Rodri and Ferran Torres’ second, but Pep Guardiola defended his former assistant, insisting that Mikel Arteta had the character and personality to turn a bad situation around at Arsenal.
“Arteta knows how much I love him,” Pep Guardiola told BBC Sport. “In the two or three years he was here, he was important to what we built. People want results instantly, with the players he has today. But Ben White, Thomas Partey are out, a lot of the players they invested in are out and that makes it difficult.”
“I know his qualities as a manager and as a leader, when all his players come back, he will do a very good job. I know this because I know him, I know the work he can do.”