Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged his team not to get carried away by their performances and league position as he has gone on record to state that the Premier League is far from done in regard with their upcoming fixtures.
Four of the Citizens next six games are against teams in the top six of the table and the other two are tricky away games to relegation candidates Stoke City and an unpredictable Everton side. Also, with them gunning to win the Champions League as well, there is a possibility of them slipping up in the league.
“We are fighting for the most important title of the season by far – the Premier League,” Guardiola, whose side are still on course to win a historic treble, said at his pre-match press conference against Arsenal.
“More than the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Of course there is an argument to be focused because the next six fixtures are terrible in terms of the opponents.We have four games away and of course we are in a good position but it [the title] is not done.”
Guardiola has got his Manchester City side play the most eye-catching and extremely intense football in the division, so it is no surprise that the results have been equally impressive. His methodical approach has seen the players respond fantastically, and they’re starting to look their best in every position on the field.
City have a 13 point lead over second-placed Manchester United with a game in hand. That match is, of course, against their Carabao Cup final’s losing opponents Arsenal. The Gunners have not been enjoying the best of form, so it could be the perfect opportunity for Guardiola and his men to visit the Emirates and pick up maximum points.
Until now, in the league this season, only City’s rivals Manchester United have picked up maximum points from their travels to the home of Arsenal this season.