Manchester City are set to take on the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day, with Mikel Arteta’s side playing confidently to win the league. Four games in a row are solidly fourth in the table, while City are also playing confidently, eight points clear of Chelsea and nine points ahead of Liverpool.
Ahead of the game in London on January 1, the Spaniard praised his opponents for having a great performance.
“There are still 54 points to play. I didn’t expect it to be eight and nine points clear, but Liverpool played one game less,” said Pep.
“But it’s 54 points, in December nobody won the championship, we lost the game, I thought in my mind that Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton are coming.”
“We have a London game against Arsenal, probably one of the top teams at the moment, this is the best Arsenal team in the last four or five years.”
“I cannot say more than to congratulate the team. But we must strive.”