DBasia.news – Arsenal lost 0-1 to Manchester City in week five of the Premier League which took place at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (17/10). The only goal created in the match was scored by Raheem Sterling in the 23rd minute.
The two teams' ball possession is relatively balanced. Man City has 59 percent possession of the ball and Arsenal 41 percent, the hosts fired 10 kicks and five on target while Arsenal had 11 kicks and three on target.
These results lift the position of Man City, who have only played four times to the 10th standings with seven points, while Arsenal are still at the top of the standings and are now in fifth place with nine points.
The defeat adds to the Gunners' minor record every time they meet Man City. According to Sky Sports, Statto Man City has now won the last seven Premier League matches against Arsenal and unbeaten (never lost) as many as 10 games in a row.
It is the longest unbeaten streak of 185 Premier League meetings. Another record is five consecutive wins at home to Arsenal for the first time, plus five clean sheets from the last six Premier League matches.
Mikel Arteta responded to this minor result by seeing three opportunities from his team through Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who failed to produce goals.
“I was upset because I thought we deserved more from that game. “I am very happy with the performances we did against top teams, to play with courage like we did and make it as difficult as it is, I cannot demand more from the players,” said Arteta as quoted by Goal.
“When you have three big chances in this game, you have to score goals. I think all three are very good opportunities and then the situation we had with Kyle Walker from a corner. “
“We have come a long way. I am very happy. I was in that dressing room (City) for four years and I know what it takes for the team to do what we have done here. “
Big job for Arteta to rediscover Arsenal's mentality and DNA as a big team, because since 2015 Arsenal have failed to win in 28 Premier League away games against the top six teams (big six).
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