Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager says referees get worse every year

Posted Noviembre 06, 2017

Free-scoring Premier League leader City will aim to improve its record of nine wins and a draw from 10 top-flight games when it hosts Arsenal on Sunday.

To put those 20 goals in perspective, 18 of the other 19 top-flight sides are yet to score 20 after ten matches; eight teams haven't even reached ten goals yet.

It will reportedly be confirmed once Fernandinho has 'resolved a business issue back in Brazil'. "They will be difficult to stop, but you never know".

And the Lacazette goal only delayed the inevitable as Cech was forced to make a stunning save from substitute Jesus to deny City a third goal. That had been the focus of his comments after full-time and, to avoid any doubt, he had a point.

"If there are five teams then there is more chance to win the Champions League and maybe doubles and trebles and I don't think the English challenge is going to suffer because of the intensity of the Premier League".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said an advantage of five points is nothing in case of 84 points available. The game ended with a somewhat close scoreline, in a game that wasn't close at all.

The home side's trademark fast counter-attack should have brought a second in the 35th break when De Bruyne fed Raheem Sterling but the winger over-hit his pass to Leroy Sane with the German in a great position.

If the former Barcelona coach needs to make changes then he has a number of options on the bench to choose from, including Gabriel Jesus and Yaya Toure. "Of course I see Arsenal as a rival", he said.

Wenger was quoted by the club's official website as he held his pre-match press conference on Friday, and admitted that a quartet of stars would not be able to feature against City due to a variety of injuries.

When City lost to Arsenal at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final the winning goal was scored by Alexis Sánchez, a player Guardiola coveted in the summer, though no business took place and for now it is not a matter for discussion.

Earlier, City were impressive against the Gunners, with Kevin De Bruyne firing Pep Guardiola's men into an early lead at the Etihad before Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 afrom the penalty spot early in the second half.

Under Wenger, Arsenal's selling point has rightly been their brand of football.

The 32-year-old only has a year left to run on his current contract at the Etihad, but is ready to commit his future to the Citizens. 'It is one we want to take and I'm sure everyone in our camp will be focused on that.