'Strange' to fight Guardiola for title - Arteta
Arteta spent three and a half years as Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he would "prefer" not to be competing with Pep Guardiola for the Premier League title.
The two Spaniards started their playing career together at Barcelona when they were youngsters and Arteta left his role as Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City to become Arsenal manager in 2019.
The Gunners currently top the table, five points above defending champions City with a game in hand.
"It's a strange feeling," said Arteta.
As part of City's coaching staff, Arteta won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two EFL Cups.
"I want the best for him, genuinely, and when you are challenging with someone like this, something comes in between that," he added.
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