Guardiola admits Arsenal could soon be out of sight

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted Arsenal will be out of sight if his team does not keep winning and stay in touch with the Gunners.

City is defending the Premier League title, but they are now eight points behind Arsenal at the top of the league table with the second half of the season taking off.

It has been a remarkable campaign for Arsenal, who has shown a willingness to fight regardless of their opponent.

It means even though Liverpool is struggling, winning the league title will not be a stroll in the park for City, and their manager knows it.

Speaking ahead of his team’s match against Leeds United, he admitted via The Daily Mail:

“After our defeat against Brentford, and with how strong Arsenal are, we have to be alert because if the distance is bigger, it will be so difficult to catch them.”

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We have clearly been one of the best sides in Europe this season, and Pep knows his team must take us seriously now.

However, that should not make us complacent, instead, it should make us more serious about winning matches and continuing to deliver top performances.

We know City are a quality side, and they will topple us if we get distracted and lose some games.

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  1. The team and its fans must remain humble and grounded. Whilst its amazing that we’ve built up such a lead in a short space of time, when you’re sitting at the top, there’s generally only one way to go. We know the quality that City have throughout, however, even with that, we have taken up the challenge from them (and all others) and have excelled so far. This team is genuinely on to something. There’s a spirit; a togetherness and a camaraderie that we’ve not seen in years, and now teams are coming to Emirates, not only to be met by a fearful team on the pitch, but a fearful and vocal crowd who get behind their team – even when they go down. If until we play City we can continue picking up the points, then the pressure is all on them. We will happily take 2 draws against them – we are certainly more than capable of getting them (if not more). So fellow Gooners, lets continue to back the team and the manager, cos we will go through a rough patch at some point. Let’s stay humble and grounded – and unlike fans from a certain Merseyside club, lets stay classy.

    1. Drawing games is no more in our DNA @Arsenal. With this present form of ours, we will easily beat Man city, home and away.

  2. We’re not even halfway yet. I don’t expect us to win the title this season, I don’t believe we quite have the squad for it, but I’m very happy that we’ve shown that we can compete. As long as we continue to show this consistency in approach and determination to fight for wins, I’ll be delighted.
    Guardiola’s being humble and/or trying something to affect us or his own side with his comments. I don’t doubt he fully expects his side to finish top after 38 games. His closest competitors are realistically us and Newcastle, and neither has the squad depth or experience to match City imo.

  3. The greatest error we can make is not to recruir a viable alternative to Partey whose absence cost us top 4 in the last campaign. We also need a left center back plus an attacker. The depth is simply not there for us to go all the way

    1. We will surely recruit Arteta knows that already because he can predict what what city are capable and what Guadiola meant with his statement. Lets just keep supporting the team and hope they keep doing well with the right player(s) comingin in January.

  4. Arteta and the boys have to keep their heads down and remain humble and calm. Gaurdiola is playing mind games. We should remain resolute.

  5. Arteta and his players should not fall for this mind game from guardiola. Consistency and humility will keep us going. Keeping the team’s shape is a very important thing arteta must be mindful of. An Injury to any of the central defenders will affect us greatly. White must not be shifted to any other position likewise xhaka due any injury to party(God forbid).
    I believe we can cope without Gabby Jesus for a while and achieve the top4 target not rejecting the premier League trophy though

  6. January will be our trial time with huge matches against New castle, Tottenham, and Man u. If we win those matches and keep our major players away from injury and with luck Man city keep dropping points, then the team will certainly grow more confidence in winning the title.

  7. “it will be so difficult to catch them.”
    It means we will win most games
    ‘practically unbeatable’

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