Pep Guardiola replies when asked about Mikel Arteta being linked with Arsenal


Emery said: "He's supporting me, he's supporting the players, we were talking about the circumstance with Granit Xhaka, saying that he was wrong and we need to manage that with him".

"Do you blame him?" declared Morrison on Talksport.

"The target for Arsenal and for Unai is to finish in the top four".

A win for Arsenal will secure a spot in the knockout stages for the Gunners while Frankfurt will look to spoil the party.

"He's delivering on the pitch, he's scoring goals week-in week-out, but the club is not living up to his expectations".

In that regard, Freddie Ljungberg would be the best possible candidate to take over if Emery does leave the club - regardless of the duration. Most importantly it's to connect with the supporters.

Such is the state of negativity around Emery that a planned appearance this Friday at a masterclass series at the University Campus of Football Business in London has been cancelled.

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Christian Benteke , if called upon, will be looking to make an impact against his former side. We have a job to do, to get results for our colours and that's what we did again'.

That should mean Arsenal win on Thursday night, but don't rule out a red card in the 12th minute for everybody's favourite calamitous midfielder. Not that there's been much positivity over at the Emirates in recent weeks, mind you.

"There's quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really". In the future I don't know what's going to happen.

"I am a player of Arsenal and I've got a contract with Arsenal for one-and-a-half more years".

It is understood the Gunners would have to pay at least £4million in compensation to sack Emery before the end of the season, and his staff would also be entitled to pay-offs.

Then the final issue would be the language barrier. He said that players will have to step up as well to salvage the club from the problems.

And according to, others are turning to Ljungberg for direction because they feel their boss "does not offer clear and consistent instructions". We were speaking about how we can improve and how we can change that and the first way of changing that is by being more compact.

Emery was also asked if he had encountered hard periods with his previous clubs, and his answer will do little to allay the fears of Arsenal fans as he confessed to often being under similar pressure.