The 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.’ Comment Advertisement Advertisement
I probably will get a lot of grief for this title, but this what a lot of my friends call their weekly golf excursions. Batesville has a large group that either travels to North Branch on Mondays or some other local course and plays a good round of golf. After golf I think they spend a little time at the 19th hole. Unless you do not like to be with people, this is a great way to enjoy your retirement years. First of all, you get to shoot the **** (or something like that) and second, there are many ways to set up a sporting proposition that adds just a little more interest to the game. Most of them play for nickels and dimes, so even if your golf is a bit lacking in skill, you won’t lose the car on a game. It also is a great way to exercise–especially when you leave the golf cart in the shed and walk 9 or 18 holes. Most of the local courses have special rates at least one day of the week or have some kind of senior discount as well. The weekly games become bragging rights at breakfast the next morning, and this is another way to spend those retirement years away from the TV set or rocking chair. Another thing nice is that most of the guys are very flexible in each others’ skill levels so that all feel pretty much at home. There are all kinds of ways to handicap a round and keep it fun and fair. After all, most of these guys play golf for fun and most weren’t on “the tour” before they retired. If you enjoy golf and like to play with a group, just go to one of these courses, usually on Monday morning, and join in. I am sure you will enjoy it.