‘Arsenal will not give up on title’ – Manchester City stars receive warning

Photo: Getty images

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City stars that Arsenal won’t give up on winning the Premier League title.

Manchester City beat Arsenal 4-1 on Wednesday to move within two points of the league leaders. Manchester City have two games in hand over the Gunners, seemingly giving the reigning champions the advantage in the title race.

“I know Mikel [Arteta] perfectly and the players know it that Arsenal will not give up. One of the real prizes [for Arsenal] is done – getting to the Champions League next season. They will not give up,” he said to reporters.

“When we are 10 points clear I will say it is almost over but the reality today is we’re two points behind. We have two games [in hand] but we have to be respectful for the teams we play – West Ham and Brighton – and we have to beat them.”

Guardiola added: “I said to the players: What happened to Arsenal in the last games – three draws, one defeat – can happen to us. It’s impossible? No, my friends, it can be possible. You can drop points in one week. We have to be aware of that and then it will be easier for us not to drop points.”