Bernardo Silva issues title warning about Arsenal, Tottenham
The Man City star is refusing to underestimate Arsenal and Spurs in the title race
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are genuine title contenders this season, according to Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.
The Citizens made the trip to Wembley to take on their title rivals on Monday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s side looked to build upon their best-ever start to the Premier League season.
The Eastlands outfit broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when Raheem Sterling teed up former Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez for the eventual winner at the home of English football.
Tottenham spurned a number of chances to equalise and deny Manchester City an eighth win of the Premier League season, but Erik Lamela fired over the crossbar from close range.
Manchester City are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and five points ahead of the north London outfit as Pep Guardiola’s side look to retain their title.
Liverpool FC have been talked up as Manchester City’s biggest threat in the title race and Jurgen Klopp’s men have justified their billing after keeping pace with the defending champions.
Chelsea FC have been a surprise package after an excellent start to life under new manager Maurizio Sarri, winning seven times and drawing three games to go unbeaten ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday.
However, Arsenal have caught a lot of pundits by surprise after Unai Emery’s side went on an 11-game winning run in all competitions despite losing to Manchester City and Chelsea FC in their opening two fixtures.
Manchester City star Silva, who won the Premier League title in his first season in English football following his big move from AS Monaco in 2017, refused to rule north London duo Arsenal and Tottenham out of the title race.
“I think it will be harder because last season nobody was expecting us to win as many games and to reach that level of points, so this season the teams know they have to do better to beat us,” Silva told Sky Sports.
“Of course it will be very hard, but we will work every game to get the three points and at the end of it try and celebrate winning one more Premier League.
“I think either Chelsea and Liverpool (are contenders), they are very strong, Arsenal as well. Even Tottenham, even though they lost, they’re still contenders.”
Manchester City became the first Premier League team to win the title with a return of 100 points last term.
Arsenal boss Emery has got Arsenal’s attack firing this term after an impressive return of 22 goals in 10 outings in the Premier League so far, a record only eclipsed by Manchester City.