Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is refusing to recall his players back early in preparation for the Premier League opener with Arsenal, with some players due to return only six days before the trip to the Emirates.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move to sign former captain Mikel Arteta as our new manager this summer, and Pep Guardiola has just added to the speculation by confirming that he will allow his exit.
The English midfielder Jack Wilshere spent the first six months of this season begging Arsene Wenger to talk to him about a contract extension at Arsenal, but the Boss kept putting him off by saying that he would talk to him before the January transfer window despite Wilshere making it clear that he never wanted to play for any other team but Arsenal.
Arsenal fell foul if consecutive 3-0 losses to Manchester City this week, and club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expressed his disappointment.
The Gunners lost Sunday’s Carabao Cup final to the Citizens, before enduring a dismal league defeat last night by the same scoreline, and despite some trying to find positives from our displays, our star striker is refusing to seek any.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that Sunday’s cup final defeat was direct reason for our dismal opening interval against Manchester City.
The Gunners succumbed to a distressing 3-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium, while many fans didn’t even make it to the match.
Arsenal have succumbed to another devastating defeat at the hands of Manchester City tonight, with the visitors taking no prisoners as they ran away with the game from the off.
Our boys started the match well, pressing forward and causing City problems at the back, but Bernardo Silva ruined all of that on minute 15 by scoring with a sublime curling shot from outside the area.
Arsenal have named their starting XI to take on Manchester City tonight, and Danny Welbeck is a surprise inclusion in our side.
The Gunners have been forced to leave Jack Wilshere sidelined due to an ankle knock, meaning Aaron Ramsey gets the nod to play alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield, but a couple of unforced changes have also been made for the tie.
Since the Gunners meekly surrendered to Manchester City in the Caraboa Cup Final on Sunday, all the Arsenal rumours this week have been about possible replacements for Arsene Wenger if he gets the sack before the end of the season, so it is no surprise that the boss was asked about his future at today’s press conference for our rematch against Pep Guardiola’s side.