Pep Guardiola aims ‘dig’ at Mikel Arteta after Manchester City game

Pep Guardiola has aimed a ‘dig’ at his former colleague, Mikel Arteta, following the latest refereeing blunder in the Premier League.

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Manchester City were at the helm of yet another controversial refereeing decision during their game against Tottenham.

Jack Grealish was through on goal with nobody between him and Tottenham keeper, Guglielmo Vicario.

However, due to a foul committed on Haaland in the build-up to the goal, the game was brought to a halt despite advantage already being played.

This put somewhat of a downer on what was an incredible Premier League matchup.

The outcome of the match is exactly what Liverpool would’ve hoped for before the game as both City and Spurs sit just behind Liverpool in the Premier League table.

What Pep Guardiola had to say

During his post-match interview, Pep Guardiola vented his frustration to the media and dished what The Express claimed to be a ‘dig’ at his former colleague.

“Next question. I will not do a Mikel Arteta comment,” he said.

This is of course following Arteta’s outburst in regards to the officials during Arsenal’s game vs Newcastle not overturning Anthony Gordon’s goal.

Arteta himself labelled the decision “an absolute disgrace” and even recieved a fine for his comments from The FA.

Despite stating that he would not make a comment on Simon Hooper’s decision to blow his whistle, Guardiola eventually shared his thoughts.

“It is hard when you review the image, the referee decides to blow the whistle after he has already said to play on,” he continued.

“After the pass, the whistle, so I do not understand this action.”

“It was a good game, that is the most important thing. It was a pity, same as the Liverpool game.”

“I had the feeling that today that we made an incredible performance in all departments, against a really good team and manager and how they play.”

“We created a lot of chances, we were aggressive, incredibly concentrated, and the feeling is that we still want to be there [at the top of the table].

“It is a pity. Sometimes football is like life, you do not get what you deserve.”


As outlined by Guardiola, due to the Cityzens drawing their game, his side missed the chance of topping the Premier League.

This has once again blown the title race wide open and it really is anyone’s title this season.

However, there is no doubt that the Reds’ late winner against Fulham on Sunday could well be seaosn defining.


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