Angry Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola has insisted he does not have any news about Mikel Arteta amid Arsenal links, MySportDab reports.
Arteta was present last night as City secured a 3-1 win against Oxford to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals where they face Manchester United next.
After the match, Guardiola gave an angry response when asked yet again about Arteta’s plans.
“I just don’t know,” Guardiola said after being asked whether Arteta is going to take the Arsenal job.
Pep then let his anger show as reporters continued to pressure him about Arteta’s futtue in his post-match press conference.
“he’s been with us this season, we prepare for every game in the best way possible,” Guardiola added.
“I have no comment, there is just no news.
“Yesterday, I had 48 questions – 35 were about Mikel. When there’s news I will answer it but there’s no news. So I answer those questions by saying I don’t answer any more.”
understands Pep Guardiola wants to keep Arteta working with him after having successfully lead City to being Premier League Champions twice in the last three years.
but the 37-years-old is now keen to return back to Arsenal where he spent three years as a player.
City are believed to be angry about Arsenal not making official approach with them before discussing with Arteta about the North London job.
Arteta is know to have a £1m release clause written in his Manchester City contract and the clause is activated he would be free to leave his job at City and move anywhere else.
Arsenal are set to play next on Saturday against struggling side Everton and City will play against Leicester City in the evening of the same day.