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Pep Guardiola warns Mikel Arteta ahead of trip to Anfield

Mikel Arteta may seek advice from his former mentor ahead of trip to Anfield.

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Arsenal are currently aiming to win their first Premier League title in 19 years with the Gunners sitting eight points clear at the top of the table with nine games left to play, however a trip to Anfield is up next…

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have been outstanding for the majority of the season as far and that’s why they find themselves in an unlikely title race with Manchester City, in which the team from North London is currently leading.

However nothing has been achieved yet and Mikel Arteta is not getting too carried away.

“Just enjoy the moment that we are in. We have nine games to go but [on Monday] we have a training session that is going to enable us to be better as a team, and if we go through the journey day by day, when the game comes we are in a state of mind and you are really looking forward to it.

We just want that energy and belief. We go to the next target and we go for it.”

Arsenal haven’t won at Anfield since 2012 in the Premier League. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta was playing in midfield for the Gunners that day. it’s one of the hardest places to go to in England but Arsenal have never arrived in Merseyside in the position they find themselves in right now.

Arsenal are favourites going to Anfield this weekend which hasn’t been the case in over a decade. This is due to Liverpool having a season way below expectations with the Reds currently sitting in 8th place, 10 points off the Champions League places.

Regardless of that though, Jugen Klopp’s side cannot be underestimated as Arsenal look for a victory which could go a long way to them lifting the Premier League trophy next month.

Mikel Arteta may want to look to his former mentor, Pep Guardiola who’s Manchester City side beat Liverpool 4-1 last week, for advice ahead of the big fixture.

Pep Guardiola on Liverpool:

“They remain an exceptional team, my opinion doesn’t change for a season with ups and downs. For every club can happen in one season these ups and downs.

My opinion about them remains the same whether it’s winning the Champions League, having the season with up and downs. Nothing changes. Now the biggest rival is another one but whatever happens in the past, in the future they are always a big rival.

I don’t read much but I don’t pay attention one second what people say about opponents. My opinion doesn’t change. For one game they can beat everyone, like we can beat everyone. One game. It’s the consistency and I don’t know why and honestly I don’t care. I don’t know the reason why. You have to ask my colleague.”

This won’t be an easy afternoon for Arsenal but if they want to win their first title since 2003/04, then this is the type of game they have to get three points from with Manchester City charging them down.

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