Pep Guardiola feels Arsenal have advantage in title race

Pep Guardiola’s side dropped two points against struggling Everton in their last outing.

Premier League title race is wide open and currently, Arsenal takes the charge on top spot but we can’t deny Manchester City making a huge impact in the title story.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola feels Arsenal have an advantage in the title race because they do not carry the same weight of expectation as his side.

Reigning league winners are now eight points behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. They have one game in hand which will be played against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening.

The City manager said: “The advantage of Arsenal and Manchester United right now is nobody has to win the Premier League for 20 points ahead in November like Manchester City has to – and this is sometimes a big problem.

“People say, ‘Ah, yes, you are…’ Yes, we are, but with Arsenal winning all their games and you are seven or eight points behind… it (Arsenal winning the title) can happen.”

City dropped two points against struggling Everton in their last outing but Arsenal’s draw against Newcastle has offered a chance for them to cut the deficit.

“The way they played against Newcastle again impressed me a lot,” he said.

“They dropped two points but they didn’t drop the quality (with which) they played.

“We have to be almost perfect, I would say, from here to the end of the season and hope they drop a little bit in their performance.

“But, at the same time, I see the way we played the last games, and the feeling is good. Maybe we’ll play s*** tomorrow but the feeling is good.

“My target always as a manager is to try to be yourself and be better than the opponent, and after if you concede one shot and they score and we can’t score, you have to accept it and move forward.

“What I want to see is us still fight, don’t give up, not now, until the last chance, until the last drop of water we can fight to win the Premier League, and the moment we are not able to win the Premier League we have to be ready to compete next season. This is when teams are really good.”

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