Manchester City's Sane credits perfectionist Guardiola for improvement

Sead Kolasinac's performance at left back showed that Arsenal really miss Nacho Monreal

Sead Kolasinac's performance at left back showed that Arsenal really miss Nacho Monreal

"We have to analyse in an objective way, the game last night [against City] was not all negative", he told Sky Sports.

The bottom line is results and even though they were somewhat unlucky to lose to Manchester at Old Trafford last week, that was their fourth defeat in eight games. "We play, we fight many, many times in Barcelona, a lot of times in Bayern Munich, a lot of times here in Premier League".

"The majority of the time he has been there has been pluses, they've won things and won games so I don't think sympathy is the right word".

Antonio Conte once again hinted at dissatisfaction with Chelsea's transfer policy ahead of Sunday's trip to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

"For sure, they will be better next season".

It's similar odds in the BTTS market, with Yes at [1.81] and No [2.12].

Pep Guardiola-coached City, who are outright EPL title favourites after having a 13-point advantage, got their first title of the season on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal.

"He makes the game easier for you to keep the ball, to see where your teammates are, what you can do with them and how you can help them".

Wenger further went on to defend his commitment to the Gunners and said, "If you want me not to be here, that's a different problem".

And Guardiola admits Chelsea's feeble attempt to defend their crown caught him by surprise but believes it has been the high standard set by his champions-elect that has made all other seasons appear average.

Despite fans, pundits and former players all calling for change at the Arsenal helm, Wenger himself is adamant that all is not lost.

He remarked: "I have great ambition, but I don't have money to spend for Chelsea. Four of our fixtures are also away!"

Just a few days before that, the struggling Gunners had a chance to pick up their first piece of silverware this year when they played City in the Carabao Cup final.

Wenger's position will be reviewed by the club at the end of the season and, while Arsenal have already begun assessing potential replacements for when their longest serving and most successful ever manager does leave, all options remain open.

Overall this season he's shown five reds and 109 yellows in 30 matches.

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