Pep Guardiola has snubbed Arsenal and named the ‘greatest workforce within the Premier League’ regardless of the Gunners being the one membership above Manchester Metropolis.
Arsenal are at the moment prime of the desk and are 5 factors away from Guardiola’s second-placed aspect with 13 video games left to play.
The Gunners, seeking to win their first title since 2004 and making an attempt to return to the highest 4 for the primary time since 2016, misplaced 3-1 at residence to Metropolis final month.
Metropolis boss Guardiola has now named who he thinks are the very best workforce within the Premier League this season – and it’s the aspect who’re at the moment fifth – who’ve misplaced simply two top-flight video games and conceded the least objectives, letting in solely 15.
‘The threats, transitions, set items – they’re the very best workforce within the league,’ Guardiola stated about Newcastle United throughout his press convention on Friday.
He added: ‘They haven’t been right here a very long time [near the top four] and also you all the time assume they want time however they’ve performed distinctive recruitment, skilled gamers, precisely what they want.
‘A supervisor [Eddie Howe] with enormous high quality. It’s perhaps a shock however not any extra and I feel they’ll keep there.
‘They’re one of many hardest opponents we’ve to the top of the season. The mentality, transitions, threats, they’re among the finest groups. That’s why they’re there.’
Metropolis host Newcastle on the Etihad on Saturday within the early kick-off as they appear to place the strain on Arsenal, who face AFC Bournemouth later within the day.
Newcastle not too long ago misplaced the Carabao Cup closing to Manchester United and when quizzed if the Purple Devils’ trophy triumph had motivated his aspect, Guardiola added: ‘No, nothing.’
Metropolis have been dominant in that exact competitors since Guardiola arrived in Manchester in 2016, lifting the trophy 4 occasions.
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