Arsenal are about to enter a very important match against Man City and coach Arteta insists his players need to focus on this match.
Arsenal must focus before Man City
On the eve of the great Man City battle, coach Mikel Arteta said he had his own plans for this match. He also insisted that his players must be very focused if they want to win against Pep Guardiola’s team.
Specifically, Arteta shared: “We have carefully studied the dangers that Man City can bring, we also analyzed the weaknesses that Arsenal can exploit. Man City can deploy the ball from the position. goalkeeper position, therefore, when Ederson has the ball at his feet, Man City can start to create danger, so Arsenal must control all positions on the field.
We understand what City want to do, their attacking intentions and understand that Man City can do a lot of things. Deploy the ball with 3 people, push Kyle Walker up high, play with 4 diamond midfielders… Man City have many options in getting on the ball.
As such, Arsenal will have to change as well as adapt. But most importantly, I want my players to be focused. The whole team must stick to the set rules to be able to direct the game the way they want.
We need to focus on ourselves. Besides, Arsenal need to understand what Man City can do. The whole team has to be prepared for those changes, there will be many changes.
Arsenal need to be well prepared for that. At the same time, we also need to be alert so as not to spend too much energy on managing to fit the game. We need to maintain our strength and sanity to make it difficult for our opponents.
Meeting Man City is a huge challenge. But the opportunity for us is also great. If you want to win the Premier League, Arsenal need to beat strong opponents, from Tottenham, Chelsea and now Man City.”
Arsenal are currently 5 points ahead of Man City but have played 2 more games. The match between the two sides will take place at 2:00 p.m. on April 27 at Etihad Stadium.