Student vs. teacher meet in this match.
Mikel Arteta, like everyone who has recently started a solo career, tried to transfer what he learned from Pep Guardiola.
He didn't succeed.
Because this transfer was mechanical. But what is learned is not equally applicable to every group of individuals.
Sometimes the exact opposite is needed. Namely, not players to obey strategy, but strategy to be chosen for players.
Exactly this time the trial and error method is followed by the Arsenal manager.
But he did it the hard way. And his team wanders somewhere between the struggle for survival and the middle of the standings.
Now, however, Mikel Arteta has allowed his players to use their superiority to outplay in a 1-on-1 situation.
Which is exactly their strength.
The result was best seen in the quick 4 goals scored against perhaps the most comfortable opponent for this style - Leeds.
Marcelo Bielsa with his personal press of each opposing player was severely injured.
Manchester City is dangerous!
But Pep Guardiola is famous for his ability to analyze every next opponent.
And always to make some small and unexpected changes that will make a difference.
Prediction for Arsenal - Man City
Arsenal already demonstrates a direct style of play. Ie in the vertical direction and with many feints against a direct opponent.
So the Gunners will inevitably score at least one goal in this match.
Recently, Pep Guardiola has used three central defenders, which puts them relatively far from each other.
Thus, although John Stones and Ruben Diaz otherwise form the strongest pair in the league, they leave a great distance between them.
It is in this channel that the left-wing offensive players of Arsenal operate.
Of course, Manchester City will not break their phenomenal winning streak right against the Gunners.
Or at least Pep Guardiola will not be able to survive it against Mikel Arteta for something like this to happen.
That is, I expect at least 2 or 3 goals scored by the Citizens. They know how to do it.
That is why I predict a spectacular and high-scoring match. Without taking sides, neither as a teacher nor as a student.
- victory for Man City
- security: 8/10
- exact result: 0-2
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 6 home games: 3-3-0.
- Arsenal have lost their last 7 games against Man City in the league.
- Man City have not lost in 24 games and are in a series of 17 wins.
- Man City is in a series of 10 victories as a guest.
- He has scored over 3.5 goals in 5 of Man City's last six visits.
Last 5 matches: ARSENAL
Last 5 matches: MANCHESTER CITY
|17.02.21||PL||Everton||Manchester City||1:3 W|
|13.02.21||PL||Manchester City||Tottenham||3:0 W|
|10.02.21||FAC||Swansea||Manchester City||1:3 W|
|07.02.21||PL||Liverpool||Manchester City||1:4 W|
|03.02.21||PL||Burnley||Manchester City||0:2 W|
Head-to-head matches: ARSENAL - MANCHESTER CITY
|22.12.20||EFL||Arsenal||Manchester City 1:4|
|17.10.20||PL||Manchester City||Arsenal 1:0|
|18.07.20||FAC||Arsenal||Manchester City 2:0|
|17.06.20||PL||Manchester City||Arsenal 3:0|
|15.12.19||PL||Arsenal||Manchester City 0:3|