Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is insisting that Manchester City are not unstoppable, while remaining coy on presumptions that they could emulate Wenger’s Invincible side and go unbeaten for the entire campaign.
The Gunners lost 3-1 to the Citizens before the international break, a defeat which flattered the Premier League leaders, with two of their goals not coming free of controversy.
City won the tie thanks to a penalty, and a goal which should certainly not have stood due to offside, and they just so happened to come at a time when we were putting pressure on our rivals.
Arsene Wenger remains unhappy with the decisions that ended his side’s hopes of a point (or more), but is adamant that while they are a strong side, their performance against us proves they can be beaten.
“They are a good side, but they’re not an unstoppable side,” he told beIN SPORTS .
“If you look at the expected goals it was 0.7 for them and 0.6 for us. It was a very tight game, they created very little number of shots on target, one more than us, that’s all.
“Overall I think we were hugely punished with the third goal. At 2-1 we were hugely in the game.
“I don’t dispute they’re good, but they not unstoppable. But the referee had an absolutely atrocious impact on the game.”
The Frenchman was then asked if he thought they could go on and end the league campaign without losing, to which he replied: “People always want to predict what will happen. I don’t know more than you.
“Maybe, maybe not. But at the moment only one team has done it.”
Is it crazy to consider Man City going unbeaten all season? Will they come unstuck soon? Does Wenger think we could have won without those controversial decisions?