Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Hails Rival as Boss of Gunners

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Hails Rival as Boss of Gunners

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PEP Guardiola will come up against a familiar face next season after Unai Emery's appointment as Arsenal manager.

The Spaniard has been tasked with turning the fortunes of the Gunners around after a trophyless season that saw them finish sixth in the Premier League, five points closer to the bottom than the top of the table.

City did a league double over Arsene Wenger's side and also beat them 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final, reinforcing their superiority.

And, despite an uplifting press conference where he outlined his plans to be competitive across the board, Emery will face an uphill battle to get the club back on top against the Blues.

The former PSG manager has gone winless in 10 previous meetings with Guardiola, drawing four and losing six. …

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