Mikel Arteta has backed Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to be the best team ever.
He said, “With the maturity that they’ve shown and the way the team has evolved in recent years, I would say that in this moment it’s the best. To say they’re the best ever means they have to win everything like that team did a few years ago when they won the four domestic competitions.
“If you add to that the Champions League, then there is no question because nobody’s done it.”
On comparing with the Invincibles, Arteta also remarked: “I don’t think we need to compare. I think what City’s doing under Pep is phenomenal, not just this season but every season they’ve been together. To sustain that level of perfection, to sustain that hunger and the way they play football is a joy to watch.
“We have to be grateful that in this country we have the joy of experiencing something like that. It’s not about the way they play, it’s the character that the team shows, the spirit it shows, the hunger – and not just with the ball. The best example is that these players, with the ability they have, chase the ball down when they lose it. That’s remarkable and Pep has done that at every club.”