Mikel Arteta 'happy' to miss out on Arsenal job

Arteta breaks silence following Arsenal job rejection

Manchester City's assistant manager, Mikel Arteta has predicted the club that will win the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League trophy.

Guardiola will not be allowed any contact with his players or backroom staff inside the Etihad Stadium and will have to watch from the stands as City bid to make a winning start in Group F.

"He wouldn't choose the situation but I'm here, I'll try to do my best, to reduce the impact of not having Pep, but for the rest it is absolutely normal".

City, who won the Premier League with a record 100 points last season, have been made the early favourites for the Champions League.

"It has to be Real Madrid [as favourites], they have something special in this competition", he said. "When things happen, you have to make decisions, sometimes you don't have time to make them", Arteta told reporters at a press conference.

"Other people think we are candidates to compete against the best teams in Europe because of how consistent we have been and the way we play against big teams".

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"It has to be a motivation, not a pressure, that's the way we take it and hopefully we can improve on what we did the last two seasons because we came up short".

Arteta said: "In football it's so hard to predict things". He was a terrific player and he spends a lot of time with us.

Guardiola did not seem overly concerned about either player after the Fulham victory, and he has been expected to rotate his team anyway as he looks to navigate City's fixture list.

City is coming off a win over the weekend while Lyon has shown some inconsistency over the last couple weeks.

Depay bears no ill feeling towards United and admits he still feels the old rivalry.

Asked about both players, the Spaniard explained: 'We will have the training session now and see how they react in the next 24 hours - and then make a decision'.

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