Mikel Arteta will use his inside track on Manchester City to try and end Arsenal's poor Premier League run against his former side - but he admits it will still be a challenge to do so.

The Spaniard returns to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday for the first time since quitting as Pep Guardiola's assistant to take over as head coach of the Gunners in December.

But, as Guardiola's side look to bounce back from losing the Manchester derby 2-0 on Sunday, Arteta is ready to tap in to his three and a half years working under his compatriot.