Man City manager expects ‘quick’ decision on Mikel Arteta after holding Arsenal talks

Pep Guardiola expects a quick decision on whether Mikel Arteta will become Arsenal’s new manager and says he cannot make an argument for the former Gunner not taking the job. Manchester City expect to have Arteta in the dug-out for the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Oxford on Wednesday. City’s assistant manager has spoken with senior Arsenal figures about the possibility of replacing Unai Emery. “I think it [the decision] is going to happen quick,” said Guardiola. “Why not [go]? It’s a good argument.” Arteta, 37, took part in City training…

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Pep Guardiola: What next for Man City and their manager?

Pep Guardiola finds himself in unfamiliar territory, 14 points adrift of an unbeaten Liverpool and further from the top of the table than he has been with any of his previous sides. No-one knows better than the 48-year-old himself that his Manchester City team is in need of regeneration. The manager knows exactly what is happening with his side and what he needs to do. Rumours about his future abound. So what is the truth about his current situation, what are his plans for the future and what, if anything,…

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