• City manager expects assistant at Carabao Cup tie at Oxford
• Arteta making a decision on his future, admits Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Mikel Arteta is talking to Arsenal with the clubs’ knowledge and permission, but says he expects his assistant to be involved in Manchester City’s Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.

“At the moment Mikel is still with us, he has been working in training and as far as I know he will be travelling with us to Oxford,” the City manager said. “He’s talking with Arsenal, and I don’t know what will happen and when, but Mikel is an incredible person. We were so smart to pick him up and now the others want him I’m not surprised.

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