Arsenal secured an impressive victory over West Ham United in the Premier League last night, but David Moyes thinks the Gunners are still no match for Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta’s men extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points. They were fantastic last night and showed real character and spirit to come from behind to win 3-1.
Moyes was impressed, but he feels Arsenal are still not good enough to win the Premier League.
David Moyes predicts what Man City will do to Arsenal at the Emirates
Even though Arsenal are eight points ahead of Manchester City at the moment, many believe Pep Guardiola’s side will still end up as the champions.
The Gunners have been the better side this season – there’s no doubt about that. They’ve lost just one game all campaign and they are the only team in the league with a 100 per cent record at home.
The Emirates is slowly becoming a fortress for Arteta, and Arsenal are playing teams out of the park in North London. But, when Manchester City come to town, Moyes is convinced the exact opposite will happen.
The West Ham boss said after the defeat, as quoted by Football London: “I think Mikel might go on to be one (a Premier League winning manager). Do I think they’re going to win it this year? I’m not sure.
“I think you’d be remiss if you don’t think of Man City. You’d be doing them down. They’ve got a fantastic team and there’ll be other teams that are a bit more used to being around the top, maybe a Liverpool later on.
“Not to say that Mikel isn’t building a side capable but I think he’ll know that Man City will be the ones.
“They’ll come here and they’ll keep the ball off Arsenal. Arsenal kept the ball off us tonight, Man City will come here and keep the ball off Arsenal and it’ll become a different type of game for them.”
Manchester City will definitely have more of the ball against Arsenal than West Ham did last night.
The Gunners maintained 67 per cent possession and had twice as many shots at goal as Moyes’ side. They dominated the game from start to finish and completely deserved the win. (SofaScore)
The game against Manchester City in February will be a lot different, but that doesn’t mean the Gunners don’t have what it takes to beat them.
In the first fixture of this year, Arsenal outplayed City for most parts of the game at the Emirates and were really unlucky to end up on the losing side following a last-minute Rodri goal.
Arteta’s men are so much better now than they were last season, and it won’t be a surprise at all if they can get one over Guardiola’s men.