Arsenal will be hosted by run away league leaders Manchester City in the Premier league in the coming weekend, but the Gunners may have to put up an incredible performance to be able to get even a draw at the Eithad.
The Citizen have a nearly impeccable record in the league this term as they have won all but draw just a game in the league. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Pep Guardiola’s men would not be able to replicate the Invincible’s feat, this is according to report.
The Premier league has evolved and it has been difficult to stay unbeaten for the entire duration of a campaign like Wenger did with Gunners in the 2003/2004 season. However, Man City are in a good position with nine wins and a draw in 10 league matches.
In what many have said is a mind game for the clash this weekend, Arsene Wenger has said that the Citizens will not be able to stay unbeaten because of pressure.
“That’s normal,” said Wenger, about City being title favourites.
“Because at the moment they are on a good run and people extend always these good runs to the end of the season – but at some stage they have to be stopped.
“It’s true because nobody does that, run away.
“But we can still just focus on this game and try to give our best and prepare well, focus and give our best there.
“The most difficult, the pressure is really on when you don’t win.
“When you win, okay, you have a kind of pressure but the real pressure in our job is when you don’t win and you have absolutely to win.
“If tomorrow you are a manager and I give you the choice to sit on the bench of Crystal Palace or City, what would you say? So I think yes, it’s a pressure, but it’s a nice one.”
Arsenal are already nine points off the pace in the title race and if they are beaten by Manchester City, they may not be able to get back into the race given the difference in points.
Arsene Wenger is yet to defeat Pep Guardiola in the Premier league the Gunners lost at the Etihad and drew at the at Emirates last term. However, it was Arsenal that knocked out Man City from the FA last term.