Arsene Wenger insists that the title race isn’t over yet because Manchester City, just like any other team, have their weaknesses.
Wenger is still optimistic that City could drop more points this season, despite being the side to beat, because he believes that, like any team, they can still be vulnerable.
Wenger asked whether everyone is playing for second place in the PL (behind City): "No, I don't think so. It is too early to say that. Every team has their vulnerabilities, even Man City."
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) November 28, 2017
Despite City being unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, they weren’t as convincing as usual against Huddersfield on Sunday. In fact, the mid-table team went 1-0 ahead thanks to a Nicolás Otamendi own goal before Pep Guardiola’s side came back via two penalties in the second half.
While it’s technically too early to predict who could win the Premier League this season, City are currently 12 points ahead of us and eight points clear of Manchester United at the top of the table. Therefore, while it’s possible – even probable – that they’ll drop points between now and the end of the season, it’s unlikely that they’ll hit such a huge bump in the road that they’ll lose several games on the trot and allow one of their rivals to rise above them. They’re simply too strong.
When Arsenal played them at the Etihad just weeks ago, although City’s win was down to a soft penalty and offside goal, in the first half they were head and shoulders above our side in terms of quality. And we didn’t even play that badly.
Sure, City can be vulnerable, as Wenger says, but not THAT vulnerable.