He expressed his anticipation for the face-to-face confrontation with his students.
Manchester City will face Arsenal in the 4th round of the English Football Association (FA) Cup in the 2022-23 season, which will be held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 28th (Korean time).
These are two teams competing to win the English Premier League (PL) this season. Arsenal are leading the table with 16 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 19 games, with 50 points. Manchester City is trailing with 45 points from 20 games, 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
Attention is also drawn to the head-to-head confrontation between teachers and students. Manager Mikel Arteta served as assistant coach to Pep Guardiola during his time at Manchester City. At a press conference before the FA Cup match against Arsenal, Guardiola recalled, “I contacted Arteta separately before joining as coach. After talking, we decided to work together. He knew the Premier League players and managers perfectly.”
Since then, Arteta has been challenging for the managerial position. Arsenal boldly appointed Arteta to the vacant managerial position in December 2019. Guardiola said, “I knew Arteta would be a manager. Everyone has dreams. We couldn’t leave him at Manchester City. Arteta wanted the job as Arsenal manager.”
Arsenal’s bold choice was right. After taking over as coach Arteta, he won the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season and became a candidate for the 2022-23 season. The time has come for them to claim their first Premier League title since the 2003-04 season.
A successful summer transfer window also worked. Arsenal signed striker Gabriel Jesus (25) and defender Oleksandr Zinchenko (26) from Man City. Jejus is currently out due to injury, but his strong performance at the beginning of the season led Arsenal’s winning streak. Zinchenko is playing a big role as Arsenal’s main left-back. Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’ and others are favorably commenting on Zinchenko’s remarkable development. 메이저놀이터
Manager Guardiola also sent support to the performance of former Manchester City players. When asked if he regretted the transfer of Jeju and Zinchenko, he said, “As a person and as a football player, I admired them. I’m glad they succeeded. Both Manchester City and Arsenal agreed to the transfer of the two players. That’s all.”