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Pep Guardiola acknowledged that Arsenal was better than Manchester City in this Saturday’s match

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Lima, January 1, 2022Updated on 01/01/2022 02:05 pm

He started the year on the right foot. Manchester City suffered to beat Arsenal (2-1) —which played with one man less from 59 ‘due to an expulsion of Gabriel— after an agonizing touchdown by Rodrygo. In this way, Pep Guardiola’s squad remains at the top of the Premier League with 53 points.

Despite the victory, the coach of the ‘Citizens’ recognized the superiority of the rivals throughout the match. “We are very tired, mentally and physically. Arsenal have been better today, but in football these kinds of situations occur (goals in the last minute) and today the game has fallen on our side ”, noted at a press conference.

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In the same way, he acknowledged that the ‘Gunners’ have raised their performance. “It is a team that in recent years has suffered to be among the top four, but now it is again among them. They have also had six or seven days off and we only two and a half “he added.

Likewise, Pep Guardiola highlighted the effort of his team to seek victory until the end. “Congratulations to my players. We are not the kind of teams that normally score goals on discount. I can’t remember the last time we did it! “, he expressed.

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In that sense, the Spanish strategist highlighted the good run of the team that of the last 33 points possible in the Premier League, they have all won. “Winning eleven games in a row at this stage of the season is something very big”added.

When will Manchester City play again?

The ‘Citizens’ will face Swindon Town this Friday, January 7, for the third round of the FA Cup. Then, they will play against Chelsea on Saturday, January 15, for the Premier League.

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