"It's an incredible test for us", said the Catalan, who won the trophy twice while manager of Barcelona.
When asked to address Arteta's position at a press conference on Tuesday, Guardiola stated: "I know what you know".
"When we have any new news I will know it and you will know it".
Instead, two senior Arsenal officials: managing director Vinai Venkatesham and Huss Fahmy, director of football operations; drove to Arteta's home in Manchester for talks which ended at 1.20am yesterday, with photographs later emerging of the pair leaving.
The squad has some exciting attacking options but Emery seemed unable to settle on his best line up and if the attack doesn't function, Arsenal can't win games because of a lack of quality at the back. "Why? Because Arsenal is struggling and I think if the directors of Arsenal listen to him and go in his way, maybe it's going to work".
It wouldn't take him long to identify the problem areas in the team but even if he changes personnel, there has to be a change in attitude. We were so smart to pick him up and the other clubs missed it.
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Meanwhile, City have been handed a tough round-of-16 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but Guardiola insists he is confident of progressing.
"He will want to bring in his backroom staff - something Freddie Ljungberg was unable to do while interim - and get on the training field with those players". If you want to make a step we have to face them.
"We got done on the transitions again", said the Swede.
"We'll see the feeling in February".
"They have more experience in this competition - this type of players play this game many, many times - but for us it will be an incredible confidence in my team to do a good two games".
"Guardiola said: "(They have) the same manager.