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Pep Guardiola is adamant that Arsenal should stick by Mikel Arteta and believes there is no better manager to lead the Gunners.
Arsenal are now without a win in their last five Premier League matches and suffered their fourth consecutive league defeat at home on Sunday as they were beaten by Burnley.
A section of Arsenal fans are now calling for Arteta to be sacked, just four months after the Spaniard guided the club to victory in the FA Cup. But Guardiola believes his former assistant at Manchester City needs to be given time.
‘Sometimes when a club comes from a period that is not so good, sometimes it needs time,’ said Guardiola.
‘I would say to the board at Arsenal, I do not have any doubts about his quality and capacity to put Arsenal in the place that they deserve to be.
‘Arsenal couldn’t have a better manager to lead this club in this year and the next – nobody is better than him. ‘He’s one of the best managers I’ve ever worked with and seen directly.
‘For his personality and his commitment and his love for his club, because if it were not for the love of his club he would still be here.
‘I don’t have to give publicly my support because he has it and he knows that he has it. ‘I’m pretty sure he will turn it round and will do it like everyone expects.’