Manchester City under Pep Guardiola had their mortality revealed by Arsenal, ending a streak that lasted since 2018, as they lost two league games in a row.
The Citizens lost to Wolves 2-1 in what was a very shocking site for many. Even against Arsenal the Blues of Manchester walked in as favourites considering the absence of their starkid Bukayo Saka and history of not losing to Arsenal in the last 12 Premier League games.
For Arteta too, the night was one he will never forget as the former assistant manager of Manchester City beat Guardiola for the first time in the Premier League. The question after City’s two losses now stand in their path to adaptability. How will Manchester City adapt to a situation they have not encountered in the last 5 years?
It’s not that Man City has not been outdone or they are in an unusual situation. Pep’s side has seen their fair share of downfall and what makes them a Champion squad is how they pounce back.
The Blues of Manchester should be given a little benefit of the doubt with their star players Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri being absent in the centre of the field. Pep Guardiola’s side as a squad have immense depth and versatility to replace players in every position but these two are irreplaceable. Surely not an excuse Guardiola would encourage considering his team’s capability to play without KDB and Rodri.
It is still a long season ahead and the Champions would not be biting their nails with such losses. Instead they would be slogging harder to come back stronger like they always do!