Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has said he always knew Ilkay Gundogan had the goalscoring potential he is displaying at Manchester City this season.
Ahead of Arsenal’s match against City on Sunday, former City assistant Arteta recalled working with the German at the Etihad.
“I think now he’s playing a higher role in the team,” Arteta said.”He’s always had the ability to arrive in the box and has great timing and great qualities to finish the actions.
“Before he played a deeper role and he had the license to do that.
“He’s a tremendous player and he’s doing really, really well this season.”
Gundogan missed Wednesday’s victory over Everton as a precaution after suffering a slight groin strainin the win over Tottenham four days earlier.
The 30-year-old is set fora late fitness test ahead of the trip to Arsenal, Guardiola has confirmed.
Guardiola’s side have won an incredible 17 straight matches in all competitions, having last failed to winin a 1-1 draw against West Brom on December 15.
City have opened up a 10-point lead atop the Premier League table as they look to regain the title they lost to Liverpool last season.
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Source : goal.com