Arteta Applauds Man City’s Record-Breaking Form under Guardiola

Arteta Applauds Man City's Record-Breaking Form under Guardiola

Arteta Applauds Man City’s Record-Breaking Form under Guardiola

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta acknowledges Manchester City’s exceptional performance, stating that they have set a new standard in football, but believes that Arsenal is gradually closing the gap.

As Arsenal prepares to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Arteta emphasizes the significance of the match for both teams, recognizing the boost a victory would provide. However, he remains mindful of the challenges ahead with many games remaining in the season.

Manchester City, aiming for their fourth consecutive title, have a remarkable record against Arsenal, winning 12 of their last 13 league encounters. City boss Pep Guardiola acknowledges the importance of each game in the title race, highlighting the quality and consistency of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Arteta commends City for their elevated performance levels, which have set a benchmark for others to follow. Despite the gap, he expresses Arsenal’s ambition to match and surpass City’s standards, emphasizing the progress made by his team in recent years.

Both teams face injury concerns, with City missing John Stones and Kyle Walker, while Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel are doubtful. However, Kevin De Bruyne is expected to return for City after missing recent games due to injury.

With all three title contenders playing on Sunday, the race for the Premier League title is set to intensify. Guardiola emphasizes the importance of the upcoming games, acknowledging the fans’ support as crucial in their pursuit of success.

As the season enters its final phase, the title race is expected to go down to the wire, with Manchester City currently considered favorites despite their third-place position in the league table.


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