Guardiola: Arsenal are still top of the league table
Pep Guardiola believes Arsenal are still top of the Premier League because they have a match in hand.
The Spaniard led his team, Manchester City to defeat the Gunners in Wednesday’s top of the table clash at the Emirates and the win draw them level on points with their host.
The Cityzens’ +36 goals difference is 10 more than Arsenal’s and thus edge the Gunners to the top position.
Guardiola is however not oblivious of the fact that Mikel Arteta’s men still have a game in hand and victory for them will take Arsenal three points clear of Man City.
“Still they have one game left so I consider they are top of the league. There are still many games to play. Now the Champions League is coming, the Europa League is coming, many games. It’s difficult for everyone.
“But what’s important is the fact we could have come here a few weeks ago eight or nine points behind. Losing here, it would have been almost over.
“Now, with the fact they’ve dropped points, we came here with the chance to be close. We won the game and we are there. But so far they’ve got better results than us, that’s the reality,” Guardiola told Premier League Productions.
Arsenal’s match in hand is at home against Everton on Wednesday 1 March.