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Guardiola claims Arsenal have been better than Manchester City

Guardiola claims Arsenal have been better than Manchester City

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Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday August 28, Copyright: Nick Potts
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday, August 28. Copyright: Nick Potts

Manchester City are on top form at the moment, thrashing Manchester United in their most recent Premier League fixture before beating Copenhagen even more convincingly in the Champions League in midweek.

Erling Haaland is proving a particular success, scoring 19 goals already in all competitions. He’s in seemingly unstoppable form right now.

Yet Arsenal are currently clinging onto top spot in the Premier League, and Pep Guardiola insists that the Gunners have been better than his side so far.

“We cannot forget one thing, ladies and gentlemen, there is one team that has been better than us,” Guardiola said. “This is a reality. In reality, Arsenal have been better than us so far.

“We’re not top of the league but the important thing is to be there and try to fight.”

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) and Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) and Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

For most, this will likely come across as false modesty. A team with the success of Manchester City’s in recent years, putting in the kinds of performances they’ve shown lately, aren’t just going to “try to fight”.

City remain the overwhelming favourites for the Premier League title, and it would take Arsenal moving into another gear to hold Guardiola’s side off.

It’s nice that Mikel Arteta’s side are being recognised as a real threat to the title contenders this year, but it’s way too early to draw any conclusions from what we’ve seen of Arsenal so far.

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