Mikel Arteta discloses what Pep Guardiola told him after Arsenal’s famous 1-0 win over Manchester City

Arsenal will play 5 games in the span of 2 weeks.


Mikel Arteta discloses what Pep Guardiola told him after Arsenal’s famous 1-0 win over Manchester City

(L-R) Roger Bennett, Mikel Arteta. (Source: via YouTube/@meninblazers)

Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, shared insights from his post-match chat with Pep Guardiola after Arsenal’s 1-0 win at the Emirates. According to Arteta, Guardiola praised Arsenal.

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In a recent Men in Blazers Podcast, Arteta discussed their victory against Manchester City, the first in 12 Premier League games against the Cityzens. He revealed, “I talked with him [Guardiola] after the game,” and added, “[He said] ‘Congratulations, you guys are a terrific team’ and let’s move on’.” Further, Arteta assured that their relationship remains intact, and any tension during matches doesn’t affect their rapport.

In a game between the defending Premier League champions and runners-up, Arsenal ensured all three points would remain in London as Gabriel Martinelli‘s deflected goal in the 86th minute of the game was left unanswered by Pep Guardiola’s men.

Their win against Manchester City at the Emirates assured Arsenal’s undefeated streak – in the Premier League – remains intact, placing them 2nd in the league table behind North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs“We performed to a very high level individually and collectively. Obviously, it was a very special day for everyone,” said Mikel Arteta, about the game, to the club’s official website. 

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With the International break drawing to a close this weekend, Arsenal will head straight to Stamford Bridge as they take on yet another rival in the form of Chelsea FC.

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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal gear up for a real test in the next five fixtures

While Arsenal remain overjoyed with their result against current champions, Manchester City, the club’s next five fixtures are nothing to scoff at. Their return from the international break begins with a trip to London rivals, Chelsea with many fans claiming, in a derby, form goes out the window.

Gabriel Martinelli after scoring against Manchester City.
Gabriel Martinelli (via GOAL)

This fixture will be followed by a Champions League match against Sevilla – the third match-day of the tournament. The team’s only assured three points could come in the form of Paul Heckingbottom’s Sheffield United. Who are currently dead last in the Premier League.

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An EFL cup game against West Ham United could cause issues for Arteta who may choose to play his second-string of players to prioritise the league. While also resting them for the tough away trip to St. James Park when they take on Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United

In a tough run of fixtures for the Premier League contenders, Mikel Arteta will hope to win all three Premier League games as Manchester City are just two points behind the Gunners.

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