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Wenger certain that City can be stopped

Arsene Wenger is certain that Manchester City will not be able to remain dominant in the Premier League and he also added that his side’s loss to the Citizens was caused by the performance of the referee.

Pep Guardiola’s side managed to beat the Gunners and they are at the top of the table as they managed to win 10 out of their first 11 Premier League matches. Arsenal are not in a good position as they are placed sixth, 12 points behind the league leaders, but Arsene Wenger believes that the title race is still far from being over.

The former coach of AS Monaco spoke about his last opponent as he said, according to Sky Sports: “They are a good side but they are not an unstoppable side. If you look at the expected goals, it was 0.7 for them and 0.6 for us, it was a very tight game. They created very little and very little shots on target, just one more than us.”

He was also very unhappy with the overall performance of the referee as he said that it affected the result of the match: “The referee had an absolutely atrocious input to the result of the game. Overall we were hugely punished by the third goal because at 2-1 we would have been in the game. I don’t dispute that they are a good side, but they are not an unstoppable side.”

When Wenger was asked about the Citizens being unbeaten through the rest of the season he didn’t want to speculate: “People always want to predict what will happen in the game. I don’t know more than you, maybe, maybe not, but at the moment only one team has done it”.

Without doubts, it has been a great season for Manchester City so far but it’s true that they haven’t won anything yet – and Pep Guardiola knows, for sure, that the season could be considered as a successful one just after lifting at least one of the major trophies.