Reports indicate that Premier League side Arsenal are in talks with Manchester City over the availability of coach Mikel Arteta. The ex-Red still adores the club and he would be well aware of how much it would hurt Kopites to see him in the Etihad dugout. He's travelling [to Oxford] yeah. "He's an incredible person, a good manager, that's why he's done well with us", Goal.com quoted Guardiola as saying. "Obviously City have a lot more money (to spend) than Arsenal and I think it's going to be quite complicated".
"Now it happens with Mikel that teams want him".
"If you look at City, when we were able to counter against them - and that was one of our game plans - they had five yellow cards from bringing us down when we had a chance to counter".
"He knows exactly what we think about him, at the club, after that, we can not do more".
The Premier League champions were handed a tough last-16 tie against Real Madrid when the draw was made in Switzerland on Monday, which will see Guardiola resume hostilities with a familiar rival from his Barcelona days.
He has been credited with the development of key individuals at City and his potential to improve young players will appeal greatly to Arsenal, who have high expectations for a talented generation of youngsters who are pushing for first-team places.
"Us players have to do better quickly", Pepe said. "It's incredibly good news for us".
"I dream to play with him", he added.
"They have more experience in this competition - this type of players play this game many, many times - but for us it will be an incredible confidence in my team to do a good two games". "We chose to work together three years ago, I'd like him to be up here on Wednesday".
Interim Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg has called on the Arsenal board to appoint a new permanent manager after the Gunners lost 3-0 to Manchester City on Sunday..
"Guardiola said: "(They have) the same manager. "We'll try to go there and win and get into the semi final".