Mikel Arteta's defiant message over Pep Guardiola friendship amid Arsenal title charge

Mikel Arteta's defiant message over Pep Guardiola friendship amid Arsenal title charge

Mikel Arteta renews acquaintances with Pep Guardiola on Friday night wishing he was going toe to toe for the title with anyone else but his mentor The Gunners boss was forced to direct operations from isolation at home, after testing positive for Covid, as Arsenal suffered a gut-wrenching – and hugely controversial – 2-1 defeat by Manchester City on New Year's Day 2022, when the teams last met. Since then, Arteta has masterminded an astonishing title charge and he takes …