Watching Pep Guardiola on the sideline against Arsenal in their FA Cup clash was sad. He was clearly shocked at what he was witnessing. His team, full of superstars, were failing to penetrate Arsenal’s double-decker London bus.
Yesterday Pep Guardiola came out with a statement saying he doesn’t respect Arsenal… “off the pitch”
“The opponents always deserve my respect and credit, and Arsenal, they have it..
“I have all the respect for what Arsenal are on the pitch – not much off the pitch, but on the pitch a lot. So I congratulate them and good luck against Chelsea in the final.”
Pep Guardiola and City reportedly believe Arsenal are one of a number of clubs to have previously called on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) not to agree to any delay to their two-year European ban, which has since been overturned.
UEFA had accused City of breaking their Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. They apparently overstated sponsorship revenue in their accounts and in the break-even information submitted between 2012 and 2016. They also failed to co-operate with its investigation.
It’s funny how Pep could take aim at Arsenal when managers like Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho have been the loudest in their criticism of the decision by CAS to overturn City’s ban.
Guardiola is mad. Mad at the fact he lost to an Arsenal side who his team should be beating 9 times out of 10. He is made Arsenal snatched Arteta from him. He is mad Arteta went on to knock him out of the FA Cup.