Pep Guardiola says that on Wednesday, Manchester City will play Arsenal’s best team since he’s been in the Premier League. The game will take place at Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta, who used to work with Guardiola, is now in charge of Arsenal. They are trying to win their first Premier League title since 2004. But if City won, they would pass Arsenal and take the top spot in the league.
When asked at his news conference on Tuesday if this was the best Arsenal team he had played against, Guardiola said, “Since I’ve been here, yeah, definitely.” Guardiola has never lost to Arsenal in the Premier League. He has won 11 of the 12 times they have played, including the last five times they went to Emirates Stadium.
Manchester City to play Arsenal at Emirates Stadium
This will be the first league game between the two teams this season. However, they played each other in the FA Cup last month, and City won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Nathan Ake in the second half. But in the league, Arsenal has only lost two of their first 21 games this season, and they have 51 points. On Sunday, City beat Aston Villa 3-1 to cut the Gunners’ lead to three points.
The day before, Arsenal and Brentford tied 1-1 at home. It was a good way for City to bounce back after losing at Tottenham the week before, and now Guardiola wants to keep the momentum going. When Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant, the two Spaniards helped City win two Premier League titles. Guardiola has beaten Arteta in six of their seven meetings as managers.
The only time Arsenal beat City was in the FA Cup semi-final in 2019–20, but Gunners manager Unai Emery says it’s all about the players and not about his own pride. Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny are still out for a long time, and Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe haven’t played enough games yet.
Manager Mikel Arteta could pick the same team to play in a league game for the seventh time in a row. Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, said that the team will continue to check on Erling Haaland’s injury. After getting into a fight with Aston Villa’s goalkeeper Emi Martinez at halftime on Sunday, the striker was taken off the field. John Stones is still out with a problem with his thigh.