Arsene Wenger makes title claim about Man City after Arsenal loss
The Arsenal boss delivers his verdict on Manchester City
Arsene Wenger insists Manchester City aren’t “unstoppable” despite his Arsenal side losing 3-1 at The Etihad.
The Gunners managed to cause the Premier League leaders some problems in their top-six clash but the Citizens still looked comfortable against the FA Cup holders.
Kevin De Bruyne broke the deadlock with another key goal before Sergio Aguero doubled the home side’s lead from the penalty spot after Raheem Sterling’s controversial tumble.
Substitute Alexandre Lacazette halved the deficit with a fine strike to create some uncertainty at the Etihad Stadium with less than 30 minutes to go.
However, Gabriel Jesus restored Manchester City’s two-goal cushion to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games and leave Pep Guardiola’s men eight points clear at the top of the table.
Wenger is the only Premier League manager to steer a team to the title without losing a game following their famous ‘Invincibles’ season in 2003-04.
Manchester City have been tipped to emulate that brilliant Arsenal team following their impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign.
But Wenger isn’t blown away with the Manchester City team despite their commanding form.
“They are a good side but they are not an unstoppable side,” Wenger 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 and very little shots on target, just one more than us.”
Manchester City have scored nine goals and have conceded just twice in resounding victories over Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.