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Guardiola claims just one staff got down to entertain in Man City draw

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claimed that just one staff got down to entertain throughout Sunday’s tense title conflict as Arsenal left with a treasured level.

Liverpool have been the massive winners after coming from behind to beat Brighton earlier than City have been later left annoyed by the Gunners in a dour goalless draw on the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola praised Mikel Arteta‘s set-up however made constant reference to the numbers Arsenal deployed in defensive areas and the way deep they sat with a purpose to grind out a consequence.

‘I recognised my staff, I’m so proud,’ Guardiola mentioned. ‘Arsenal dropped (deep) rather well. It was troublesome to search out (passes) within the tight areas. The low block was actually troublesome.

‘Our intention was there. They defended so effectively within the low block with lots of people, surrounding Erling (Haaland). Be affected person and discover the move.

Pep Guardiola said only one team set out to entertain in Manchester City's draw with Arsenal

Pep Guardiola mentioned just one staff got down to entertain in Manchester City’s draw with Arsenal

Erling Haaland was kept quiet at the Etihad as City missed out on the Premier League top spot

Erling Haaland was stored quiet on the Etihad as City missed out on the Premier League high spot

Guardiola praised Arsenal's low block and insisted he was proud of his team's efforts

Guardiola praised Arsenal’s low block and insisted he was pleased with his staff’s efforts

‘There are other ways to do it. They did effectively with the press after which after the block. It would not matter what number of gamers you defend with, the principle goal is to not concede. I solely management my staff and the remainder I do not know.’

Asked easy methods to break down a cussed line of defense, Guardiola replied: ‘Kill somebody? Play with 9?’

City have earned simply 4 factors from video games in opposition to the highest 5 in contrast with 16 final season and Guardiola admitted they’re counting on favours from elsewhere within the hunt for a fourth consecutive title.

No stranger to frantic run-ins, the Catalan defended his facet by suggesting that critics have quick recollections.

‘You faux prefer it was 7-0 each week for the final six years,’ he added. 

‘Because we gained 5 in six, you (suppose we) should win by being 10 factors in entrance. You cannot as a result of they’re actually good, Jurgen (Klopp) and Mikel with their groups are distinctive. As a staff we’re nonetheless there.’

Arteta's side held out to take an invaluable point but are now two points adrift of Liverpool

Arteta’s facet held out to take a useful level however at the moment are two factors adrift of Liverpool

City were unable to break through Arsenal's determined backline, with William Saliba starring

City have been unable to interrupt by means of Arsenal’s decided backline, with William Saliba starring