“I can understand. What they ask is that they didn’t want us to delay the process for the next season, so we could play in the Champions League.
“(But) we were so clear, we said, ‘Yeah, we completely agree with you, eight clubs, we want the resolution from CAS as soon as possible to clarify this.”
Guardiola then went on to point out how much money their rivals have spent on transfers in recent seasons as well as historic deals completed by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger during their time at their respective clubs.
But Guardiola’s friend Arteta, who only left his role as City assistant in last December, was pleased City won their appeal.
“There is no question about what happened,” Arteta said last week.