Arteta was name-checked by friend and former colleague Pep Guardiola in the aftermath of City’s 3-3 draw with Spurs.
As Ben Ainslie and his crew turned the Red Sea air blue following a near-capsize in the final fleet race of this America’s Cup warm-up regatta, it was difficult to escape a familiar sense of dread where British America’s Cup challenges are concerned. It has been 172 years after all.
City have conceded more goals a game than they have in each of the last three seasons. Is it just one of those things, or should they be worried?