Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he saw nothing untoward during his time as Pep Guardiola’s right-hand man at Manchester City.
Arteta is currently battling his former overhead for the Premier League title with the Gunners currently five points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over the Blues.
The two clubs meet in the league for the first time this season on Wednesday in a pivotal contest at the Emirates.
City, who first face Aston Villa on Sunday, go into the clash amidst the Premier League’s allegations of financial wrong-doing against them.
Arteta was on Guardiola’s coaching staff between 2016 and 2019 and was asked in Friday’s Arsenal press conference whether he had ever witnessed financial misdemeanours during his time at City.
When asked for a second time about the allegations, he underlined: “I can’t respond to that question because then I’ll be responding to the previous question and I don’t want to do that, I’m sorry.” When asked if he ever saw anything untoward while at the club, he replied: “No.”
“We are lucky we live in a marvellous country that have a society where everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” he said.
Just in case we are not innocent, we will accept what the judge, the Premier League decide.
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