Mikel Arteta believes Man City are the best team in Europe.
Pep Guardiola’s side has made history by winning 17 straight matches in all competitions.
They have now opened up a 10-point lead in the Premier League table and Arteta knows that his squad needs to be flawless in order to put up a fight against the Premier League leaders.
“What they have done is react to a difficult moment,” Arteta told reporters as he previewed the match.
“A big team has to do that when everyone is doubting their ability to compete again and be the team that they are.
“They reacted in a really convincing way, all united and doing what they do best – being very consistent and winning games very comfortably.
“I think they are the best team in Europe at the moment.
“The way they are performing, the football they are playing and the consistency of the results, take all that and it makes them the best team.
“So we have a big but, as well, a very exciting challenge ahead of us on Sunday.”