Mikel Arteta has discussed Pep Guardiola’s ‘unfinished business’ at Manchester City following the announcement of his contract extension at the Etihad.
Guardiola ended speculation over his future this week by signing a new two-year deal at City, extending his stay with the club until the summer of 2023.
The Spaniard has enjoyed huge success since moving to the Premier League four years ago, winning two league titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup in a trophy-laden era that has seen City break a whole host of divisional records.
Arsenal manager Arteta has revealed his delight at Guardiola choosing to remain with City beyond the end of the season, and says his compatriot has ‘unfinished business’ when it comes to ending the club’s wait for a Champions League crown.
“I’m very pleased for him,” said Arteta, who joined Guardiola as an assistant coach at Man City in 2016, before joining the Gunners last season.
“He’s never been so long at a football club. The fact he is extending his contract means he is extremely happy there.
“He is finding his players, he feels valued, he has the chemistry that I know with the players, the fans and the owners.
“Knowing him and his ambitions and how competitive he is, unfinished business means he wants to win every competition, every year for sure. If he needs to win the four domestic trophies again and he can do it he will try to do it.
“Obviously Europe is a massive thing. He really wants to move the club towards that Champions League win and that’s in his way. I think medium to long term that was one of the things he wanted to achieve.”