2nd place fall? It’s not forever…”It’s like a marathon”

Coach Mikel Arteta opened his mouth about giving away first place.먹튀검증

Arsenal lost 1-3 to Manchester City in the 12th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Emirates Stadium in London, England at 4:30 am (Korean time) on the 16th. With this, Arsenal continued their 4-game winless streak in the official game, giving up first place to Man City.

In fact, it was like a final with a ‘winner’. Before the opening, few expected that the two teams would compete for the championship. However, Arsenal, who entered the fourth year under manager Mikel Arteta, were too strong. During the league, he consistently maintained first place and increased his chances of winning. Man City’s pursuit was also not easy. Before this game, Arsenal had a three-point lead with one game less, but they were behind on goal difference, so if they lost this game, they would fall to second place.

The match was tight. As two teams with similar tactical styles, they operated similar matches. We wanted to take the initiative by increasing our share, and we wanted to aim for a clear opportunity through build-up rather than unreasonable attacks.

The fierce ‘tactical’ battle between the two teams was split in a ‘mistake’. Arsenal increased possession from the beginning of the first half and led the game, but Takehiro Tomiyasu’s pass error came out and allowed Kevin de Bruyne to take the lead. Fortunately, at the end of the first half, Bukayo Saka balanced the score by scoring a goal from a penalty kick.

However, even in the second half, Arsenal’s defensive perfection fell somewhat. Coach Pep Guardiola chose a tactical change and put pressure on Arsenal’s side, which soon led to inaccurate passes by Arsenal players. Jack Grealish and Elling Holland’s goals were also a scene from Arsenal’s unfortunate defense.

1-3 loss to ‘rival’ Man City. Arsenal gave up the first place that they had maintained for a long time ‘for a while’.

A red flag was turned on even with the possibility of winning. But Arteta was not in a hurry. Regarding giving away first place, he said, “Psychologically, it’s like running a marathon. There’s still a long way to go. I said the same thing three months ago, I said it today, and I’ll tell you again tomorrow. The most important thing is to focus on tomorrow’s work.” said.

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