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Arteta sends message to Guardiola after CL ban

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Mikel Arteta says he always wants the best for Manchester City and has sent his regards to Pep Guardiola and the staff.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had admitted that he was shocked to hear about Manchester City’s unfortunate incident.

UEFA found Man City guilty of breaching the FFP regulations. Hence, the Premier League champions were banned from participating in the next two Champions League campaigns. City, however, have decided to plead their innocence and are appealing for the ban to be overturned.

Before taking the Arsenal job, Mikel Arteta worked as an assistant to Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

And, speaking after Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Newcastle, Arteta sent his regards to the City boss. According to a report by the Mirror, he said:

“My first reaction was I was shocked. Then, being in contact with Pep and the people at the club that I feel for them because I know they are suffering.

“I just want the best for City.

“The admiration and love I have for Pep, not only Pep but the staff, the players, I just want the best for them. I know how hard they work. And hopefully, a positive thing can come from it.”