Will Arteta be under pressure if Arsenal don’t get a result against Man City?

On Sunday night Manchester City will travel to London to face off against us in what looks to be one of the biggest games of the season. After a great start to the season from Arsenal, Arteta and his squad will be hoping to walk away on Sunday night will all three home points and quite possibly on the top of the table, but if Arteta and his side don’t walk away with the three points, will it put pressure on the manager’s shoulders?

Manchester City were our biggest opponents last season and look to be our biggest competitors for this season also. City who last season walked away winning the treble, are clearly the team to beat, and Arteta’s Arsenal side might be just the team to do it. Last season we were narrowly beaten to the title in the back end of the season, but since then we’ve recruited some great players and added a lot more depth to the squad.

Having beaten City earlier this year in the Community Sheild, Arsenal will look to draw on that and although the sides look very different to the one that won the Community Sheild, Arteta will look to implement the same principles and hopefully walk away with all three points. Arsenal haven’t beaten Manchester City in the Premier League since 2015, so we know it’s not going to be an easy game, but we are strong enough to compete.

City dropped points away at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend in the EPL, losing 2-1, but won in The Champions Legue mid-week against RB Leipzig 3-1. While Arsenal won 4-0 against Bournemouth last weekend in the EPL but lost 2-1 against Lens in The Champions League. So, momentum kind of swings both ways and it could be anyone’s game.

City have been so dominant for the past few years, but I think this year could be our time to change that, with great recruitment in the summer and a team that looks together, Arsenal might be the team to beat this season. Especially after last season, it takes a lot out of a team to win a treble and as long as Arsenal stays consistent, we could be the team to knock them off their throne.

I don’t think this game is season defining if we lose, but it could be season defining for City if we win, if that makes sense. Arteta will certainly feel the pressure, but I don’t think it will define his season, the club has clearly bought into the project Arteta plans to implement and so far, it looks good.

What’s your thoughts Gooners?

Daisy Mae

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  1. It’s high time we beat City. But I fear it won’t happen tomorrow.

    Arteta just has to put up the right selection and we might stand a chance to win or draw the game.

    1. Mancity players play in different tempo than us, and they are quite used to playing twice a week without dropping of quality but that’s not same for us. In game against spurs we looked tired and jaded. So I guess hangover will get the better of us in game against mancity, and we might concede many in counter attack if we play our usual game. But yes, there is always hope and football is game if strategy, so if we are able to exploit their weaknesses and get better tactically then I should say we stand a chance.

  2. Tottenham Hot spurs who are having a great start to the season are on top of the Epl table after beating Luton Town in the early match today.
    Arsenal have to beat Man City tomorrow Sunday at the Ems to equal Spurs’ 20 points of topping the table. Or surpass them to top the table if us beat Man City with 2 goals margin.
    Hopefully and prayerfully, Arsenal will beat Man City tomorrow unfailingly.

    1. That’s quite a lot of asking for Arsenal as this is the fixture we usually lose. Time changes everything and hopefully as u said Arsenal can turn the corner this time around and get something or everything out of this match. Don’t think Spur can maintain their momentum as lady luck can’t ride with them for ever.

    2. i was very pleased to see “world class” Bissouma get a second yellow for diving. I took plenty of flak for saying that by not signing him when we could have, we dodged a bullet. No need to mention names, but, I told you so🙄.

        1. Jax and Vamos, agree Bissouma’s second yellow was stupid on his part. However, so far this srason, after being ignored by Conte last season, Bissouma has been one of Spurs most consistent players. He and Sarr have allowed Maddison free rein to currently lead the League in goal contributions.
          Based on his previous form at Brighton and current form at Spurs, he would have strengthened the Arsenal squad and I would have been happy if Arsenal had signed him.

  3. Spurs win against Luton wt 10 men. Its shows their determination. I’m not saying their are title winner. Its their manager who changed the game. My opinion, Arteta need to go if we don’t win any trophy this season….

  4. All I know is if its a Draw, Spuds will be number 1 🙁
    Seriously, City have been beatable recently and beaten once, so its more than possible to win or draw

    I don’t think Arteta will be under huge pressure unless we lose big.

  5. Of course he won’t be under pressure if we lose, but I don’t think we will lose. But as Dan said, if we beat them we will likely lose our next league game.

  6. Comparing this current Man City side to last year they are weaker. Gundogan and Mahrez have left, deBruynne injured and Rodri banned. This is an opportunity for us to lay down a marker, if Saka is available we can win this. It’s too early in the season to be talking about pressure on Arteta if we lose.

  7. Honestly Daisy Mae, what pressure are you talking about? Why would there be pressure if we lose to a rival so early in the season? After tomorrow’s match there will be less than a fifth of the PL games completed. Pressure starts in January, unless Arteta reads JustArsenal😱.

  8. If we are going to win the league we 100% have to beat them at home. If Arteta fails again to beat city in the league, it will say a lot about Pep controlling his prodigy. Arteta has to start competing with Pep ans our style has got to start working soon.

    1. The pressure is 12 league games against city, 12 defeats. That is poor by anyones standards. Wolves have beaten city, Brentford have beaten city, Spuds have beaten city, many teams have beaten city. Lose again and yes pressure will be massive.

  9. Man City still looks strong even without Rodri and Stones. Testament to their fine recruitments and coaching under Pep. Alvarez, Silva and Foden are on fire at the moment. I feel we are a bit short of beating them without Martinelli and Saka. Without Partey, things looks a bit difficult. All the best for the boys.

  10. No, not all. It’s not about Man.City, but Arsenal being a regular title contender. I consider Man.City to be the best team in the World and there’s only #1. They have still a better squad than us, but we can find a way to beat them. COYG 🔴⚪️

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