Guardiola’s side won their 11th Premier League win in a row to extend the lead of 11 points at the top.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is happy after the club’s impressive comeback win over Gunners in the New-Year clash. They were 1-0 down at the break and Mahrez scored in the 57th minute to equalise for the City.
The match was going towards a 1-1 draw but Rodrigo fired home from close range to claim another three points. City have now extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points.
It was Manchester City’s 11th Premier League win in a row and they haven’t dropped a single point in the last 9 weeks.
Guardiola said, “(Winning) 11 games in a row is so great in this period.
“Just take a look at our bench today, it was four guys from the Academy.
“This period today we were incredibly tired, mentally and physically. Arsenal were better today, but football happens in these situations, sometimes it comes on our side.
“We are not a team to (normally) score goals in extra time. I don’t remember the last time we scored a goal after 90 minutes!
“Maybe two or three years ago when Raheem put the ball in the net against Southampton.
“We’re not a team with this characteristic but of course with 10 v 11 they changed with five at the back and tried to win the game.
“Arsenal were better, we faced a team in the last years who struggled to be in the top four and started the season at the bottom, but they are in the top four now and had six or seven days from last game.
“We had two and a half, we came back and didn’t have energy. That’s why we tried to put one more in the middle to have control and more passes.”
Guardiola also added, “Football, we try to analyse many things, but it can be like a coin. Sometimes it’s on your side, sometimes it’s not.
“That’s the reality, but at the same time we know how much it means to win here at the Emirates against Arsenal, the moment they’re in.
“We knew it was difficult and now we have time to rest.”
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