Victory against Arsenal vital for the title race, says star

Victory against Arsenal vital for the title race, says star

Manchester City star Fernandinho believes his side’s victory over Arsenal on Sunday could prove to be crucial in their title race bid this season.

City ran out 3-1 winners against the North London side, and it has to be said that they look seriously untouchable right now.

Guardiola’s men have simply outclassed their opponents from the start of the season until the present day, and there are no signs of them slowing down any time soon.

The win against Arsenal was not only big on paper and extended their lead at the top to 8 points, but it also sent a message out to their rivals that clearly showed they can dispatch of any side.

Kevin De Bruyne continued his wonderful form by opening the scoring on Sunday afternoon, before Sergio Aguero’s penalty doubled their lead. Arsenal pulled one back through Alexandre Lacazette, but Gabriel Jesus sealed the Gunners’ fate shortly after.

Midfielder Fernandinho has been brilliant as well this season (not that any other City player hasn’t), and the Brazilian said the victory will send shock-waves down the division going into the international break.

“Without a shadow of a doubt it was an important victory for us and we’re on the top of the league for the international break.

“We weren’t able to construct our game as usual, so we had to try long passes, but even so we could create chances in the first half.

“In the second half we were winning, so they had to come more offensive and we had more spaces to play. Since we have fast players, we were able to score two more goals.

“From last season, we’ve now found a good balance. Personally, I’m happy because the team is playing well, winning games and I’m contributing in a good way both on defence and attack.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]