On Sunday, February 21, Pep Guardiola will lead Manchester City to visit the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal in the Premier League and most pundits believe that it would be another sure game for City.
However, Manchester City’s coach who last record a defeat in the 2020-2021 season on 21 November 2020 when the club played against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, said City could be defeated if they fail to do the right thing.
Manchester City and Arsenal have met twice so far this season. The first time the Premier League rivals met this season was in the Premier League. The game ended 1-0 in favor of City on 17 October 2020. The last time they met was in the FA Cup on 22 December 2020. City knocked out Arsenal with a 4-1 victory.
If Manchester City continue with their unbeaten run against Arsenal and end up beating the North London club again, that will make it three successive times that the club will enjoy victory over Arsenal this season.
Based on the current form of Manchester City and the dominance of Pep Guardiola over coach Mikel Arteta, all the odds are against Arsenal and it would be a surprise if Arsenal get the three maximum points against City on Sunday.
“We can be beaten,” Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Today, if we have a game. Every single game I play, every single game, I think we can be beaten if we don’t do what we have to do.
“To play every game, just to get another good performance and three more points and victories, that helps us to get confidence and believe we can do it again and again.
“I don’t feel satisfied, not fully accomplished. To say it’s enough. I still feel we have a margin to improve. And do it again. And this is the most difficult thing.”
As it stands, Arsenal are sitting on the 10th spot on the league table with 34 points in 24 league games. While Manchester City are occupying the first spot on the league table with 56 points in 24 games, 10 points away from second-placed Manchester United.
If City’s unbeaten run continues against Arsenal on Sunday, Manchester City will be leading the Premier League table with 59 points in 25 games which would make it more difficult for any team to catch up with them.
“I will not deny that is a good run, good distance, but I cannot deny also, higher, bigger, stronger, that there are 42 [points] to play for, and when there is 42 to play, with 10 in front – that is not much,” Pep Guardiola said.
“Ten points is much, 42 to go, it isn’t. Drop two results, you can be caught up, so be calm and think of the next one. This is best.”
PEP 💬 Every game we play to achieve something. If we want to be closer and arrive with chance of winning the Premier League we have to continue. We have a ten point advantage from Leicester and United but there are forty-two points left to play for.— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 19, 2021