Pep Guardiola and his impressions after the defeat to Arsenal

"They started the second half really well with the rhythm"

by Sead Dedovic
Pep Guardiola and his impressions after the defeat to Arsenal
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Manchester City suffered a significant defeat against Arsenal. Notably, Pep Guardiola's team played without Rodri for the third consecutive match, excluding the Champions League fixture. What's intriguing is that they ended up losing all three of these matches.

"That is a stat, we cannot deny it. We put players to control more passes but they [Arsenal] are aggressive in these areas. We will come back and continue. We will move forward."- he said, as quoted by
The Spanish expert emphasized that his team had given their all, yet Arsenal displayed more strength and emerged victorious.

It feels like a déjà vu from last season when Arsenal and City were neck and neck in the title race. "That game, we started really well with two or three chances. They started the second half really well with the rhythm.

Then it was tight and they got a deflection goal. They won, congratulations to them.
We tried. We did it. I think from both sides there was not a lot of chances. I think both teams did good, high pressing. It was tight and in the end, one action, we lost the game."

Pep Guardiola and International break

Now, it's the turn of the international break, providing Pep Guardiola with the chance to watch his players represent their national teams on TV.

It's a fantastic opportunity for some to solidify their excellent form, while others can use these matches to enhance their performance.
"Yeah, of course, we can lose in Wolves as well. Now we have two defeats in a row and then we have the internationals.

Hopefully, they come back fit and then we go again. Maybe it is a little bit better to be there and see what we have to do to catch them and then [we will] when we come back. It has happened. In Wolves it was a difficult game. Congratulations to Arsenal. We know exactly what we have to do and we do it”.

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