Cape Town - Manchester
City manager Pep Guardiola said his team merited Sunday’s 3-1 win over
Arsenal, despite Arsene Wenger’s thoughts on the referee.
The Gunners boss had his usual gripes after City extended their
winning run to nine matches on the trot thanks to goals from Kevin De
Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, and Gabriel Jesus.
"The penalty was a penalty, the offside was offside, but we won because we were better," Guardiola said.
"We won in the best way, and we deserved by far the victory. For the
way we played and the chances we create, and the few chances we concede.
"They told me it was offside, I don't like to win in that way, so
it's like this. But sometimes Arsenal win at Burnley in the 96th minute
with a hand, sometimes it's like this. The important thing is the
performance, the way we tried to play, and we did it really well.
"The last nine times we play against Arsenal we've won just once.
Well done, we deserved, we played better. Unfortunately the first half
with the clear, clear chances we had we couldn't score the second and
"Of course when you play against Arsenal at 1-0 it is always
complicated, so we played really good, and we felt in the bad moments
when we were tired that mentally we were stable. That's why I was so
pleased with the performance."