Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta had come out to hail Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola.
Arteta recently revealed that he still calls him up for management advice from time to time.
According to him, facing him again in the semi-final of the FA Cup is tricky but meeting the other teams left in the competition would’ve been tough as well.
He added that Arsenal wants to win the title, they must beat the best, so he is ready for the challenge.
His words, “We have spoken a few times in recent weeks. Facing them again in the semi-final is a tricky one but look at the level of the teams who are involved in the competition,”
“If you want to win the title, you have to beat the best teams and if we want to do that we have to beat City.”
He added, “Yeah, he’s a person that I have huge respect and admiration [for] and we talk about a lot of things,”
“When I need advice or I want him to support me he’s always there and willing to help me. For me it’s great to have someone like him around.”
On Saka, “I am not worried because I know that the club is doing their best to try to keep them,”
“Hopefully we can have some good news about them very soon. They know my opinion on them and how much I like working with them, the intention that I have in the future with them.
“I see them really committed and hopefully we can find the right agreement for both parties and move on, because I think there’s a great future ahead of us with these kids.”