Pep Guardiola didn’t seem amused by comments from Arsene Wenger regarding matches against the clubs who have nothing to fight for and are already on their holidays.

With Arsenal facing Sunderland, in effort to reach the top four spot, Arsene Wenger was more concerned about West Brom and their motivation against Manchester City.

In the report, the Frenchman was concerned that Arsenal’s chances to qualify for Champions League football may be wrecked by the sides who’s faith is already sealed.

In the interview, the Frenchman said:

“Some teams turn up, some teams are on holiday. To be professional is to do your job well until the last day of the season.

“To look into the mirror and say you did it properly is vital. If we don’t have the results I am disappointed, but what is not excusable is to not give your best.”

With Arsenal facing Everton on the final day, Manchester City Watford and Liverpool playing relegated Middlesbrough, Pep Guardiola responded to Wenger’s comments:

“I don’t understand how the managers speak for the other clubs and the other teams,” said the City boss.

“I never saw one player in my life go to the pitch and not try to win the game.”

“He (Wenger) plays against Everton and Sunderland, no? Both teams are done, no? One is relegated and one is in the Europa League, so it’s the same situation, so you don’t want to complain.

“Do it better during the season and you will not have this problem.”

The main reason for Wenger’s concern is the way West Ham lost 4-0 against Liverpool, with Slaven Bilić’s side looking like they surrendered before the match even started.

With only one fixture left on the calendar, Arsene is hoping that every team will fight until the very end in order to ensure an equal and fair chance for all of the remaining three contenders for the Champions League spot.

Arsenal’s qualification chances depend on other teams more than City and Liverpool, and Arsene Wenger knows it very well:

“We had to fight very hard at Stoke and Southampton. But some teams once they are safe have a breather which didn’t happen 10 years ago.

“The league has changed mentally. Morally it has changed a lot.

“In an ideal world you want to rely on your own results. Unfortunately for us that’s not the case now.

“The only thing we can have a chance is to influence our results and keep going.”

With Arsenal high on form, winning six of their last seven matches, they do look like they will be pushing for fourth place until the last minute.

Unfortunately, it does look like the season is already over for the rest of the Premier League, and the final matches look like a formality – winning or losing, it won’t matter much to them.