Arsenal vs Man City
The weekend’s marquee Premier League tie is set to play out on Sunday afternoon.
Arsenal will welcome Manchester City to the Emirates as Mikel Arteta once again faces off with his former boss, Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola has come out on top in every meeting between the pair since Arteta took the Arsenal job, barring a 2-0 defeat in the FA Cup back in July.
City also look a much, much stronger side than the one that was ousted from the FA Cup in the summer.
At present, the Sky Blues are on a 17-game winning run across all competitions, notching 12 of those victories in the league.
And after seeing off Everton in their game in hand on Wednesday, Man City now sit 10 points clear atop of the Premier League table.
As for Arsenal, they head into the weekend down in 10th place. The Gunners would beat Leeds in their last league clash, but their previous form had been pretty patchy.
Arteta praises City
Ahead of the tie, Mikel Arteta has been full of praise for the Sky Blues.
The Spaniard of course worked under Guardiola during the club’s most successful ever spell.
City would then go on something of a decline, winning just the League Cup last year and all but losing the title race to Liverpool by early 2020.
Now, though, Arteta is of the opinion that City have come through their difficult moment and are now the best team in Europe:
“What they have done is react to a difficult moment.
“A big team has to do that when everyone is doubting their ability to compete again and be the team that they are.
“They reacted in a really convincing way, all united and doing what they do best – being very consistent and winning games very comfortably.
“I think they are the best team in Europe at the moment.
“The way they are performing, the football they are playing and the consistency of the results, take all that and it makes them the best team.
“So we have a big but, as well, a very exciting challenge ahead of us on Sunday.”
Quotes via Goal.
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