Arteta spent three seasons as assistant to Guardiola before joining Arsenal last December. Arsenal beat Liverpool on Thursday night, while Manchester City beat Burnley, Making them go against each other.
“I was enjoying the victory in the dressing room and I got the news,” Arteta said in his post-match press conference.
“Another massive challenge for us but we’re not getting very lucky with the draws at the moment. But we’ll prepare [for] the game and try to win, of course.”
In other match pairings, Manchester United will travel to Everton, Tottenham will face Stoke City while Brentford will host Newcastle United
The 2021 Carabao Cup final is scheduled to be played at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2021.