Pep Guardiola wishes Mikel Arteta good luck at Arsenal after leaving Manchester City

first_imgThe Spanish coach said his farewells to City players and staff on Thursday (Picture: Getty)Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has wished Mikel Arteta good luck at Arsenal as the Spaniard was confirmed as the Gunners’ new boss on Friday afternoon.Arteta held a series of interviews with the north London side’s hierarchy during the past week, though did prepare the City team for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over Oxford United.He said his goodbyes to the squad and staff on Thursday and travelled down to London, with an agreement over the compensation payment believed to be the final stumbling block. Pep Guardiola wishes Mikel Arteta good luck at Arsenal after leaving Manchester City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 1:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta’s final league match with City was a 3-0 win over Arsenal (Picture: Getty)On how City will fill Arteta’s vacancy, Guardiola added: ‘No, we will stay with the same people that are here. Right now we don’t add any other person to help us. We can do it with the people that are here.’Arsenal announced Arteta’s appointment shortly after Guardiola’s press conference had concluded and he will now be tasked with turning around a dire run of form at the Emirates, with the Gunners having only won one of their last 14 matches in all competitions.MORE: Mikel Arteta joked about Arsenal defence while Manchester City coach and highlighted huge weaknessMORE: Arsenal cancel press conference as Gunners prepare to unveil Mikel Arteta as new managerMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arteta enjoyed five years at Arsenal as a player, captaining the side (Picture: Getty)Arsenal had yet to officially announce Arteta’s appointment when Guardiola met the media on Friday, but he considered it a formality and wished his old number two good luck.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s in London, I think he’s close to finishing the deal with Arsenal – that’s what I know,’ Guardiola told reporters.‘It’s almost done. Yesterday he didn’t train, today he didn’t do training, so I think it’s moving. This is the last info that I have. I don’t know the last details of the contract but I think it’s there.’He continued: ‘So now he decide to move there. When you have dreams you cannot stop it, you have to follow your dreams.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Of course Arsenal was an important part of his career as a football player. Going back home is important for him.‘One of the best teams in England and wish him all the best. The results I’m pretty sure he’s going to do an excellent job.’center_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Rebels race Saturday at Lincoln County

first_imgThe Rebels opened their 14th consecutive season on April 5 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., where Jake Martens of Fairview, Okla., picked up the victory. The next night was an event at Dodge City Raceway Park where Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kan., picked up the victory.  Also, the driver who sets fast time during each heat race will receive an extra $50, courtesy of Herbst Towing.  It will be the only appearance of the 2019 season at the speedway and will pay $1,500 to win while just starting the 20-car feature finale pays $200. Tyler Knight is the defending race winner while Darren Berry (2017) and Zach Blurton (2016) have also posted victories atop the Lincoln County Raceway dirt oval during the running of this event.    Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with race action slated for a 7 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; kids ages 6-12 are $5. All pit passes are $30.  NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – After nearly one month hiatus, the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing gets back into race action this Saturday, May 4 as they head to Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte for the fourth annual IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial.  Questions and inquires on this and all URSS events can be answered by calling series president Rick Salem at 785 475-7010.last_img read more