Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has taken an inadvertent swipe at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger ahead of his side’s Champions League semi-final clash with Inter Milan.
The Gunners were the – probably unintended – victims of Guardiola’s mind-games with Jose Mourinho as the Barca boss effectively said that Arsenal were not as competitive as Inter and that they would not be able to create as many chances against the Italian side because they have a very good coach.
Guardiola said: “I think we played two very good games in the quarter-finals against Arsenal and we are going to try and keep this level.
“I would like us to create the same chances, but I don’t think so because they are very competitive and have a very good coach, but we will try.”
So Arsenal were not very competitive and don’t have a very good coach?