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Mikel Arteta reveals Pep Guardiola cellphone name after Man Metropolis secured Premier League title

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Mikel Arteta has revealed that he reached out to former colleague Pep Guardiola to increase his congratulations after Manchester Metropolis received this season’s Premier League title.

Man Metropolis received a 3rd successive title after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest final Saturday, bringing an finish to an enthralling race.

Arteta, who had beforehand served as assistant coach beneath Guardiola at Man Metropolis earlier than turning into Arsenal boss, expressed his admiration for his former mentor and acknowledged the arduous work and dedication it took to attain such success.

Chatting with Sky Sports activities, Arteta stated: “I referred to as him to congratulate him and the employees as a result of individuals might imagine issues that occur are granted for them.

“They need to work so arduous and all of the hours they put in, how a lot they undergo and the way a lot they need to assume and assume… and attempt to all the time promote that profitable mentality that they’re doing.

“Then on the finish, you must say congratulations, that is sport. He is a very good pal of mine. I not solely respect him however I like him as an individual, as knowledgeable.

“So if you find yourself in attain, you must take all the constructive issues that we have performed within the season and the way far we have come, and a few [lessons] for positive to be higher.”

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Arsenal had led the title race for a complete of 248 days – a document with out happening to win the Premier League – however their type waned in the direction of the tip of the season. They have been notably dealt a a major 4-1 loss to Guardiola’s Man Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium in April.

Whereas the Gunners responded with back-to-back victories over Chelsea and Newcastle, they nonetheless relied on Man Metropolis slipping up, which didn’t happen.

Regardless of Arsenal’s disappointment in not profitable the title, Arteta emphasised the significance of recognising the constructive facets of their season and studying from their experiences.

Reflecting on Metropolis’s triumph, he added: “They deserve it, so simple as that. 38 video games – it doesn’t lie. We’ve got some regrets in opposition to Liverpool, 2-0 up, West Ham and the penalty, in opposition to Southampton, the errors that we made and it was 3-3.

“Even when we had received all these video games, it wasn’t sufficient. And that is the extent. Every little thing needs to be excellent, there are not any margins for error. 

“Every little thing has to go your method for 10-and-a-half months and we had some bumps within the highway for the final last half and made some errors that have been essential to not attain that stage.”


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