Arsenal under Mikel Arteta are recording one of their worst run in all competitions except the UEFA Europa League where they maintain a 100% winning record.
The first meeting between Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta was a master class when Arsenal put 2 goals past Ederson Moraes but didn’t do well for the former in their EFL cup fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester City known for their high pressing and possessive game started the game on a high note after Gabriel Jesus netted in the 3’. It looked as though Arsenal were in for a beating as they struggled to get things in order.
Play continues without much interference until Alexandre Lacazette equalized for the gunners in the 32’. It was now game on for both managers as they have worked together long enough to know what each other has under their sleeves.
Experience on the day played a vital role for Manchester City as Runar Alex Runarsson the Arsenal shot stoppers indecisiveness saw him parry a free-kick effected by Riyad Mahrez into his net. The visitors gained ground as they started to move the ball around creating more openings which resulted in two other goals from Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte in the 59’and 73’ respectively.
Mikel Arteta now heads to the drawing board to strategize for his next game against Chelsea in the English Premier league fixture.