Pep Guardiola has said that if Man City lose to Arsenal on Wednesday night, the Premier League title race would have been over and done with.
Well, that was not the case as the Sky Blues beat Mikel Arteta’s men, courtesy of goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland, cancelling out Bukayo Saka’s equaliser in the second half. The visitors now are at the summit of the table over the Gunners via goal difference, albeit having played an extra game.
Pep Guardiola must be one relieved man, as he admitted that Man City would perhaps have lost in the title race to Arsenal, had they have dropped 3 points at the Emirates Stadium.
Pep Guardiola makes title race admission after Man City beat Arsenal
After all, if the hosts had won at home soil, their lead at the top of the table would have increased to a sizable 6 points, and that too with a game in hand.
Pep Guardiola made an admission about the title race after the game, as quoted by the Daily Mail journalist, Jack Gaughan, saying, “Losing here it would have been almost over.”
Pep Guardiola is bang on the money
Considering the Premier League champions would have handed further momentum to the North Londoners, whilst also not being at their best this season, the Spanish manager is spot on.
Pep Guardiola would be happy to know that after playing down the Mikel Arteta ahead of Man City taking home the vital 3 points against Arsenal, they are well and truly in the title race.
In fact, there seems to be a massive victory season after season that tends to galvanize their players, before they go on never-ending winning streaks until the end of the season and become champions.
Things seems all too familiar once again from Guardiola and his inevitable ensemble.