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Guardiola puts pressure on Liverpool ahead of West Ham game

Guardiola puts pressure on Liverpool ahead of West Ham game

Arsenal are fourth in the Premier League, nine points adrift of second-placed City, who are five points behind leaders Liverpool after 24 matches.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said his side "need big help" to finish in the top four after Sergio Aguero's hat-trick condemned them to a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City.

"I think he's done, with that group of players, really, really well".

Some in his position would have opted for pragmatism but Emery stood firm - and watched as City picked them off before a calamitous match at Stamford Bridge saw the best and worst of his approach as the Gunners ended up on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller.

Early elimination from both domestic cup competitions has eased Liverpool's schedule for the run-in, not that their manager wished it that way, but Klopp maintains the club's longing for the Premier League title will not hinder efforts to go one step further in this season's Champions League.

"Maybe Manchester City is a different example, because they bought a very important lot, with paying a lot and maybe we can't do that now like that".

Arsenal have lost 11 of their last 19 away Premier League games, keeping a solitary clean sheet during that period.

Another Sane show against Arsenal?

The Argentina worldwide then went on to seal his hat-trick on the hour mark as City chase down Liverpool in the Premier League.

Arsenal, one of the six, can be categorized as the latter.

Guardiola said: "I'd prefer it to be like last season!" Having scored 14 goals already this season in spite of his absences, Son could - and probably should - soon be forcing his way into player-of-the-year contention.

Hector Bellerin's injury was always going to be an issue for Arsenal.

The Reds could only extend their advantage over the champions by a point in midweek as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City, 24 hours after City suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Newcastle United.

The likes of Sane and Sterling are expected to get the better of Lichtsteiner and Kolasinac on the flanks, while the likes of De Bruyne, Fernandinho and Silva would be hard for Arsenal's midfield four to stop.

Arsenal have not had a very good record against Man City recently and most Gooners will be looking at this evening's game with trepidation, but Unai Emery is trying to keep our players confident ahead of the trip to the Etihad. Finally, City frontman Aguero would relish the chance to dismantle the Koscielny-Mustafi partnership and ensure his team takes all three points.

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