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Arteta speaks out on Manchester City taking no.1 spot on Premier League table



( Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has recently shared his thoughts on the situation where Manchester City has overtaken them to claim the top spot on the Premier League table. The Gunners, who are currently standing strong in the 2nd position with 71 points after 31 league games in the ongoing 2023/24 campaign, find themselves trailing City by just two points.

Arteta expressed his perspective on this turn of events, stating, “We cannot control that. In any other league in the world if you won the number of games in a row that we did, you would be six or eight points clear. That is not the case here. That is the challenge.” These words reflect the frustration and difficulty of the Premier League race, where even exceptional performances might not guarantee a comfortable lead due to the competitiveness of the league.

Despite a recent setback in the form of a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal remains resolute in their pursuit of success. The Gunners are neck and neck with Liverpool, both teams having accumulated 71 points, with Arsenal edging past due to a superior goal difference.

Looking ahead, Arsenal’s focus shifts to their upcoming challenge in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, 17th April, 2024. This crucial match presents an opportunity for Arsenal to showcase their resilience and determination on the continental stage, as they aim to continue their quest for glory under the guidance of Mikel Arteta.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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