Man City’s 4-1 win over Arsenal brutally exposed the Gunners’ weaknesses. In the 1vs1 dispute, almost all of Pep Guardiola’s students have an advantage over Mikel Arteta’s team.
Man City’s dominance is a big thanks to physical strength. That is what Mikel Arteta will consider when building his squad next season, according to The Times.
Director Edu has come close to signing Moises Caicedo when he is ready to spend £ 70 million for Brighton in January. This is also the type of player that fits the physical requirements Arteta is looking for. Not to mention their main target this summer, West Ham’s Declan Rice. They also had their eye on Everton’s Amadou Onana – another player capable of dominating midfield – in January.
One star that Arsenal are available and strong in physical battles on the pitch is Thomas Partey. The 29-year-old Ghanaian midfielder has been key to the Gunners’ success this season. Partey’s absence or any decline in form had a serious effect on the Gunners’ performance.
Minh Tuan | 21:05 April 28, 2023