Manchester City will take on Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on Saturday Evening. Pep Guardiola will face his Prodigy Mikel Arteta in the Premier League Encounter taking place on Match day 5.
Mikel Arteta faces tough task against Manchester City
Mikel Arteta, current Arsenal Manager and former assistant of Pep Guardiola will face against Manchester City in a premier league match. Arteta has been able to drive forward the broken and low key Arsenal to strong and determined side which knowns no giving up. Although the work Arteta has put in this Arsenal side has been nothing short of Remarkable to spark that winning mentality. But the real challenge for the Spaniard will be to keep this momentum and spark through out the upcoming season. Mikel will face his familiar club where he started his journey in management after bidding farewell to his playing career at Arsenal. Pep Guardiola will be looking forward to meet his old companion in a tough encounter.
Pep Vs Mikel : Coach will face his disciple at his own backyard
Guardiola will be eager to face his disciple Mikel Arteta in a premier league encounter. Pep will face stiff challenge against his prodigy when the two heavyweights face each other. Although the head to head records says that this will be mouth watering battle. Arteta has faced Pep 2 times as an Arsenal Manager winning and losing 1 each. Arteta will be looking to beat his tutor with the tactics he learnt alongside the Spaniard in his 2 year spell at Etihad. Pep Guardiola will be aware of the threat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will impose on his defense. Arteta toppled Pep with his Masterclass at Wembley to beat City in the semifinal of the Fa Cup. Eventually, Mikel went on to win the first trophy as a Arsenal Manager in form of FA cup.
Arsenal will be aiming for Victory with arrival of Thomas Partey
Arsenal pursuit of Ghana’s midfielder Thomas Partey has kept the football experts and fans in awestruck. The way Arsenal handled the Partey situation was nothing short of breathtaking. Arsenal were able to get their hands on one of the most prolific midfielder in the Europe. Atletico were left lingering without any cover for the midfielder after the Ghanaian midfielder joined the gunners on deadline day. Thomas Partey will be looking to integrate into this North London side after his 45 millions euros move from Madrid. Thomas Partey may feature in squad which will take on Manchester city on this Saturday. Although chances are very less that he might make debut against the city without any proper training drills with his teammates.
Kevin De Bruyne may miss the clash against the Gunners
Manchester City ace playmaker Kevin De Bruyne may miss the clash against gunners due to injury. Kevin was with Belgium national squad for the UEFA Nation Leagues fixtures during the international duty. But the Belgian has been injured during his international duty and has returned to City club. Kevin De Bruyne has been a pioneer for the Citizens in their success against top clubs. Kevin De Bruyne recently won the UEFA midfielder of the year award for his outstanding contribution this season. Pep may be without his key player going into this crucial matches. Against the Gunners, Kevin De Bruyne has been able to pull the strings in the midfield for the Citizens.
Aubameyang will be looking to find form against Manchester City
Arsenal Gunman and star striker Aubameyang will be looking to find the back of the net against city. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has been able to score only one goal this season which is considered below par his ability. Aubameyang has been top score for the Gunners in the previous two season and will be looking to do so in this season. Aubameyang scored brace last time Arsenal met Manchester City in the Fa Cup semifinals. Arteta will be once again counting on the Gabonese striker to come on top against the Citizens.