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The outcomes of their final 10 conferences

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Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal have grow to be formidable foes for the reason that starting of the 2022/23 season, when Pep Guardiola went head-to-head along with his former assistant Mikel Arteta within the Premier Legaue title race.

It was the previous Barcelona coach who got here out on prime come the tip of the marketing campaign, however the two managers are buying and selling blows once more this 12 months as Arsenal look to steal Man Metropolis’s Premier League crown.

The Cityzens have usually dominated this fixture over current years, though Arsenal did safe a memorable late victory on the Emirates Stadium earlier this marketing campaign.

This is a detailed have a look at the latest encounters between the 2 giants.

Gabriel Martinelli

A deflected effort secured victory for the Gunners / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Arsenal lastly introduced a run of 12 (sure, twelve) successive Premier League defeats towards Man Metropolis to an finish in October, they usually left it late to take action. Gabriel Martinelli’s 86th-minute winner ended that specific undesirable report and was one of many first indicators that the Gunners would battle with the champions for the title once more this season.

Arsenal could have received the sport extra convincingly had Mateo Kovacic been despatched off within the first half – as he ought to have been – however the narrowness of the victory made it all of the extra candy for the supporters contained in the Emirates Stadium come the full-time whistle.

William Saliba

Arsenal got here out on prime on penalties / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Some extra late drama took centre stage within the assembly between Arsenal and Man Metropolis within the Group Protect at Wembley at the beginning of the season. Whereas a glorified pleasant, it did really feel a big second for the Gunners, who hadn’t tasted victory in any competitors towards the Sky Blues for over three years.

Cole Palmer, who would be a part of Chelsea on the finish of the summer season switch window, put Man Metropolis forward with 13 minutes to play, however Leandro Trossard’s strike within the eleventh minute of stoppage time would ship the sport to further time within the capital.

With nothing to separate the edges throughout the extra half-an-hour of soccer, it was Arsenal who would maintain their cool within the subsequent penalty shootout, with Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri amongst these failing to transform their spot kicks.

Erling Haaland

Man Metropolis battered the Gunners within the title race / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Man Metropolis discovered themselves 5 factors off Arsenal with two video games in hand as the 2 groups fought for the 2022/23 Premier League crown. With just a few video games to play, it was essential that Guardiola’s aspect picked up all three factors when the Gunners travelled to the Etihad – which is strictly what they did.

It was De Bruyne who stole the present in Manchester, bagging a brace and aiding John Stones because the hosts discovered themselves three objectives to the nice shortly after half-time. Rob Holding pulled a comfort again for the guests, however Erling Haaland restored Man Metropolis’s benefit within the fifth minute of added time.

The victory moved Man Metropolis inside simply two factors of league leaders Arsenal and was successfully the second that the Gunners surrendered the title.

Jack Grealish, Gabriel Magalhaes, Jorginho

Jack Grealish was on the scoresheet in north London / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Man Metropolis had additionally dealt a blow to Arsenal’s title bid simply two months previous to the assembly on the Etihad, with the Gunners losing the chance to ship their rivals a transparent message. Arteta’s males shot themselves within the foot after 24 minutes, Takehiro Tomiyasu’s quick back-pass splendidly transformed from vary by De Bruyne.

Bukayo Saka levelled from the spot minutes earlier than the break, however late efforts from Jack Grealish and Haaland secured Guardiola’s aspect a significant three factors in north London – though the reigning champions nonetheless discovered themselves three factors off Arsenal having performed a recreation extra.

Nathan Ake

Ake was the match-winner for Metropolis / Alex Livesey – Danehouse/GettyImages

The primary of 5 conferences between the groups in 2023, Man Metropolis as soon as once more got here out on prime in an FA Cup fourth spherical conflict between the groups on the Etihad. Regardless of defeat, the Gunners did themselves proud with a closely rotated aspect, however Guardiola’s aspect progressed regardless en path to the trophy.

Nathan Ake’s second-half strike was the distinction between the 2 groups, with the introduction of William Saliba, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli off the bench unable to assist Arsenal into the fifth spherical.

Outcome

Date

Competitors

Arsenal 1-0 Man Metropolis

8 October 2023

Premier League

Arsenal 1-1 Man Metropolis (4-1 on pens)

6 August 2023

Group Protect

Man Metropolis 4-1 Arsenal

26 April 2023

Premier League

Arsenal 1-3 Man Metropolis

15 February 2023

Premier League

Man Metropolis 1-0 Arsenal

27 January 2023

FA Cup

Arsenal 1-2 Man Metropolis

1 January 2022

Premier League

Man Metropolis 5-0 Arsenal

28 August 2021

Premier League

Arsenal 0-1 Man Metropolis

21 February 2021

Premier League

Arsenal 1-4 Man Metropolis

22 December 2020

Carabao Cup

Man Metropolis 1-0 Arsenal

17 October 2020

Premier League

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