Arteta set a feat in Arsenal’s history

Arteta set a feat in Arsenal’s history

The Spanish military leader took less than a season to create an impressive milestone in the history of “Gunners”. According to Squawka, Mikel Arteta became the first person in Arsenal history to win the FA Cup, both as captain and coach.

According to Opta, the Spaniard was also the first Arsenal manager to win the title in his first season since George Graham in the 1986/87 season. Arteta won the FA Cup with Arsenal after defeating Hull City 3-2 in the final. It was also the title that ended the 10-year empty-handed series of the Emirates Stadium team.

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On the morning of August 7, Arsenal and Arteta as head coach upstream beat Chelsea 2-1 to win the 14th FA Cup in history. The hero of “Gunners” is striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with double goals.

Spaniard Mikel Arteta led Arsenal mid-season after his predecessor Unai Emery was sacked for poor performance. After 28 games under Arteta, Arsenal won 16, drew 6 and lost 6 matches.

Arsenal won the right to go straight to the Europa League group stage 2020/21, directly saving the bad season in almost every arena. In the Premier League, Arsenal finished the season with 8th place.

In the Europa League, “Gunners” were eliminated by Olympiakos in the round of 16. At the Carabao Cup, Arsenal were eliminated by Liverpool in the fourth round.

According to Inews, attending the European Cup will help Arsenal a little bit attractive to the stars.

In addition, the possibility of still having to play on the field without an audience in the Premier League next season will cost Arsenal £ 96 million in tickets and sales activities. So the journey in the Europa League will partly help “Gunners” to bear the costs.

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Chelsea actively engaged and only needed 5 minutes to score a goal. After Olivier Giroud’s heel pass, Christian Pulisic skillfully controlled and fired the shot at close range to hit Arsenal’s net.

Arteta’s army played awkwardly after conceding. Pulisic, Mason Mount constantly stirred the red defense. However, the shots of this duo were not enough to bring the second goal.

Guardiola proposed to kick it back in the FA Cup

Guardiola proposed to kick it back in the FA Cup

Man City coach Pep Guardiola sees the abandonment of the FA Cup replayings as a solution for English football to reduce the current competitive density.

“League Cup and FA Cup will still take place, but we should skip the replay, and there are fewer teams from the First Division or the Premier League,” Guardiola said.

The manager of Man City has repeatedly expressed concern about the players having to play too much. And Guardiola continued to speak, before the FA Cup match against Fulham – the 37th match of Man City from the beginning of the season.

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“The good thing in England is how people uphold the tradition, not only in sports, but also in culture and society. I admire that. But you should put in new things, to help the the tournament is getting better, “added the Man City coach.

“I did not say that the FA (Football Association) had to do that. When making this proposal, I did not expect the elimination of the FA Cup or the League Cup.”, he said

Man City are competing on all four fronts this season, including the Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the Premier League. But the chances of Guardiola’s teachers and students defending the Premier League title are slimmer. After 24 rounds, they are 16 points less than the top of Liverpool – the team still has a match yet to play.

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Liverpool lost just two points from the start of the season. And he are believed to be able to break the championship record with 100 points set by City two years ago.

“That can happen. The records are always there to be broken. My Man City used to set records when some people thought that the score record in the Premier League was impossible to break. History always shows that”,Guardiola said casually when talking about Liverpool’ s chances.