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Wherever I am, I’ll leave for Barcelona if they need me – Pep Guardiola

Wherever I am, I’ll leave for Barcelona if they need me – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has revealed he would leave for Barcelona if the club needs and call on him, no matter where he is, while reacting to Mikel Arteta’s decision to go to Arsenal.

In a pre-match interview ahead of Manchester City FA Cup game with Arsenal, Pep was asked about how he felt about Mikel Arteta leaving him at Manchester City to go manage his former team Arsenal.

“If I’m managing here or wherever it is and Barca call me, I’ll go to Barcelona. It’s my club,” he said.

“We scored a lot of goals when he was my right hand man and he always jumped and celebrated… except against one team. I was jumping, celebrating, turning around and he was sitting down. It was Arsenal. Then I realised: ‘That guy likes Arsenal’,” he recalled.

“Everyone has dreams and that’s why he went to his club, the team he dreamt about. He was an Arsenal fan because he played there, he was the captain and he loved that club,” Guardiola continued.

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Pep Guardiola added that he had no intentions of stopping Arteta from leaving for Arsenal.

 “I didn’t want to say no, life’s too short. You have to fly.”

Barcelona has however shown their confidence in Xavi who is leading the team to a possible La Liga title.

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Mikel Arteta is turning things around at despite undergoing a poor start to life at the North London club. Arsenal are looking to get their hands on the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.

Football writer at AllSoccer. Graduate of Computer Science from Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic. Dreamt of becoming a footballer, find self writing about football.

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