Wenger: City not untouchable

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

Arsene Wenger says Manchester City are "not unstoppable" this season while taking another swing at the refereeing during Arsenal's loss to the league leaders a fortnight ago.

Arsenal, who trail City by 12 points in sixth, host Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Saturday. "Sterling used the naivety of the referee in a very positive way", the Frenchman said. It was a very tight game, they created very little number of shots on target, one more than us, that's all.

"A penalty is a deliberate foul in the box, it's not a provoked foul in the box, that's where the difference is and in a big game like that you have to look at the defender and what he's doing, not at what the striker is doing".

"I don't think that will be possible because I think you have so many games and too many important games", De Bruyne told Sky Sports News.

"Certainly they will have their pride to propose special stadiums, special innovations and on that front I am convinced that they will surprise the world". "But the referee had an absolutely atrocious impact on the game".

In 2003-04, Arsenal famously went unbeaten for all 38 matches as they claimed the title.

But Wenger again was non-committal on City's chances of emulating that Arsenal side. "But I believe the real experience to manage a team is on a daily basis, I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into that" added Wenger.

"Maybe yes, I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club, you know because the real test is there". "But at the moment only one team has done it".

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