Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, believes that Kai Havertz and the other summer additions to Arsenal will be major triumphs for the north London club. The Gunners made significant purchases during the summer transfer window, spending over £200 million to sign Havertz, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice to long-term contracts. David Raya signed a loan agreement with a purchase option.
Timber, a versatile defender, appeared to be a sure thing at the Emirates Stadium after excelling in preseason play before suffering an ACL injury during his Premier League debut back in August. signing of a club record Rice has consistently played well in the middle of the field, and Raya has taken Aaron Ramsdale’s spot in goal, keeping three clean sheets in his first five starts for Mikel Arteta’s team.
Havertz, who cost Chelsea £65 million, has had trouble adjusting and at times appears lost in a deeper midfield post, like to the one Granit Xhaka filled for Arsenal last season. Guardiola, though, asserted that the Gunners’ hiring staff did an excellent job in the summer, foreseeing the success of the German international.
When speaking about the north Londoners’ business, Guardiola remarked, “The recruitment they have done is great, exceptional caliber of players. “The keepers: Rice, Havertz.
They work well together. With victories in each of their past 12 league encounters, City has enjoyed a tremendously good record against Arsenal in recent years.
Guardiola has never lost to the Gunners in a league match, but Arteta claims it doesn’t bother him. Regarding the dismal track record, Arteta stated, “I think [we] can improve it.
“It had been years at Old Trafford and at Stamford Bridge when I arrived here, and we had succeeded. So let’s make a change.
Unquestionably, I am aware of the opponent’s strengths. I just focus on the requirement that we perform at our peak for 100 minutes on Sunday. Because we have no influence over the rest, that is what we should concentrate on.