Man Metropolis prolong successful streak with a 1-Zero win over Arsenal
Manchester city Right now they are undoubtedly number one in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s men are currently undefeated in 18 games in all competitions and are distracted from the chase. They recorded another 1-0 win against London giants Arsenal in their last game.
Another big game situation – another comprehensive performance from the blue half of Manchester. With one hand on the title, her main focus right now will be to break the curse of the UEFA Champions League.
Since the 2017/18 season, in which they were the first team in the history of the Premier League to achieve a century of points, they have no longer had any effect in the knockout phase of the Champions League. However, this season is another opportunity for Pep Guardiola and his men to make sure they can turn the tide.
Raheem Sterling’s goal became the only goal scored throughout the game as Manchester City was not clinical before the goal. Kevin De Bruyne returned to the starting grid. With only 75 seconds on the clock, Riyad Mahrez whipped a beautiful cross into the box, which was hit by Raheem Sterling, who headed the ball.
Manchester City had some options after that, but could not implement them. A great opportunity came from right-back Joao Cancelo, who has been in great shape lately. Gabriel Jesus dripped into the box and straightened it for Joao Cancelo.
Cancelo, who initially fought well to avoid the defender, was unable to get the ball into the net from close range. Ilkay Gundogan had a low shot from German international Bernd Leno.
Arsenal will try to shift the focus to the Europa League::
From Mikel Arteta’s team selection, it appears that arsenal did not go into the game in Manchester City with a motive to win. Arteta is more fixated on Arsenal getting a positive result in the Europa League game in Athens.
The UEFA Europa League knockout game against Benfica in Athens could be the turning point of their season. The 1-1 final in Rome was a dramatic end. Mikel Arteta made five changes to the side and rested key players.
It might as well be the right decision, but their run against Manchester City continues to deteriorate. They have now lost the last eight Premier League games against City and lost four at home without scoring a goal. This is a new record for the club.
Mikel Arteta is fully focused on the Benfica draw
💬 “We talked about it. We had to come out of the blocks very strong and convincing. We did the opposite.”
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– Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 21, 2021
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta knows what this is about. Winning the Europa League is the only realistic way to get the club back into the Champions League. Although they are only six points ahead of sixth-placed Liverpool, winning the Europa League would guarantee their qualification.
It‘ always very important ” said Arteta. “We are here to win trophies for this and this club [the Europa League] is a competition that we also want to be associated with because we participate.
“The The Champions League was huge for this club, but we’re not in at the moment. The best way to get back to it is to win this competition. “