Arsene Wenger has joined Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in commenting on Manchester City by saying that the former champions are vulnerable.
Despite the fact that City overcame Tim Sherwood’s Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 last Wednesday, Wenger said City will be vulnerable as the season nears its climax.
“Man City are the team of the moment, so everybody goes to definite conclusions," said Wenger, speaking on Sky Sports.
However, Wenger pointed to the fact that Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been vulnerable in away matches.
"I don't deny their strength, quality and the exceptional players they have,” he said, “but let's not forget they have lost four away games, so they must have some vulnerability.”
Indeed, they lost away games to the likes of Sunderland and Aston Villa.
By contrast, City’s form at the Etihad Stadium has been second-to-none, with the Citizens winning every single game at their home ground this season.
All the more astonishing is the fact that City have managed to score more than 100 goals this season, with 68 of them coming in the league.
Wenger alluded to the fact of a more difficult fixture list in an attempt to dampen City’s strong title ambitions. “On the fixture front, they have more difficult fixtures than we have,” he said.
Despite this, he also admitted that Pellegrini’s side are the favourites for the Premier League title. “Yes, they are the favourites.
I agree with that at the moment. You cannot say that a team that scores over 100 goals has no quality.
“They are top quality, but it is an even bigger target and scalp for us to get in front of them. It would be absolutely fantastic and I think we can do it."
If the Gunners were to win the Premier League this season, it would be their first trophy since lifting the 2005 FA Cup. They last lifted the Premier League in the 2003/4 season.
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