Manchester City vs Arsenal – Premier League: A draw at home, against Everton…
Was the only match of the season where Manchester City dropped points so far. The rest of their record is filled with wins, on a season where Pep Guardiola acted perfectly on his moves in the transfer window to transform the team on the machine of good football and absolute dominance that this manager always intends to impose in every league he manages on.
It was like that in Barcelona, where he conquered Spain and Europe, and at Bayern Munched, where he was only able to dominate in the Bundesliga, and now in England. There aren’t many doubts left that this will be Guardiola’s year.
The amount of goals that the Citizens score on their matches is one of the more evident proofs of this team’s dominance.
But those goals come from a considered ball possession that, while removing the initiative from the opponent, also exposes them to the possibility of a defensive organization breakdown.
The key to stop Manchester City’s momentum has been defensive solidity. Even not being able to make a dent on the final results, stronger teams defensively tend to be able to balance things out.
That solidity is not one of the characteristics of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.
On a season where, in Europe, they had to settle for the Europa League, which they have been doing well on, that ended up not giving them an advantage on the Premier League.
The roster isn’t deep enough to respond to every demand and the Thursday night matches were never beneficial for the English teams.
Manchester City vs Arsenal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Upon this scenario, the most likely outcome should be Manchester City being able to impose their dominance over Arsenal who needs to be stronger on the moments where they don’t have the ball.
At the same time, let’s not forget that on the last 10 meetings between the two sides, the Gunners were always able to score, even with Pep Guardiola already in charge of the Citizens.
That doesn’t mean that the Citizens’ attacking fire power won’t be the decisive factor on this encounter.
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