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Pep Guardiola has his say on Arsenal’s current form and the title race

Pep Guardiola has noted something significant about Arsenal in the title race despite recent form.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has offered insights into Arsenal’s recent form, using the North London side as an example when discussing his own team’s position in the Premier League.

Despite City’s impressive achievements, clinching the treble last season and securing victories in the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup this season, they find themselves in a tight title race. With three league losses this campaign, including defeats to Arsenal, City faces competition from the likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Tottenham for the coveted title.

Guardiola, however, is not counting Arsenal out of the race just yet and commended their performances, particularly in recent defeats against West Ham and Liverpool. Speaking ahead of City’s upcoming league fixture against Newcastle United, Guardiola highlighted Arsenal’s resilience despite setbacks.

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“Even Arsenal dropped points. I saw how they played against West Ham, for example, lost,” he remarked. “Against Liverpool in the FA Cup, how good they play. The chances they create and concede few but don’t get a result. It’s quite similar when we didn’t get points against Crystal Palace, Liverpool, or Tottenham; it sometimes happens.”

Despite Arsenal’s recent struggles, Guardiola acknowledged the challenges both teams face and drew parallels between their performances. Arsenal have endured a difficult month, securing only one win in their last seven games across all competitions, significantly denting their title aspirations.

With four league losses compared to City’s three this season, Arsenal’s scoring problems have become apparent, raising concerns among fans. Calls for a January striker signing have surfaced, although financial constraints make such a move seem unlikely.

The lack of goals from open play, coupled with the current form struggles of key attackers, has led many to question Arsenal’s ability to compete with City for the remainder of the season. Guardiola, however, remains cautious, recognising the unpredictable nature of the Premier League and the potential for teams to bounce back from challenging periods.

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