Manchester City are good but not unstoppable, insists Wenger


Last time out, City were 3-1 victors over the Gunners at the Etihad Stadium in a match that left Wenger seething with the quality of refereeing in the top flight.

As far as Premier League history is concerned, Wenger's side are the only one to have gone undefeated throughout an entire season, in 2003/04.

Sterling went down in the area under pressure from Nacho Monreal just after half-time in their final match before the worldwide break, and Sergio Aguero duly converted the penalty.

Wenger is still frustrated by the decisions made in that game, but is convinced City are not unbeatable. "We have to analyse how to control him because he is such an important player for them, the huge talent that he has".

"[Sterling] used the naivety of the referee in a very positive way", Wenger told beIN Sports. They [the authorities] should look at themselves better rather than blame other people for the comments they make. He added: "If you look at the expected goals, it was 0.7 for them and 0.6 for us, it was tight, they created little and only had one more shot than us".

"In that game, we conceded a penalty which was not a penalty and an offside goal". I don't dispute they are a good side, but not an unstoppable side.

Gazzetta state they'll have to beat Arsenal to it, and with the Gunners unlikely to make a managerial change midway through the season, they might just do that.

Results also got off to a shaky start, notably the 4-0 hammering by Liverpool at Anfield, but they've lost just once in 14 games since then. Asked whether he could be on the bench at the World Cup in Qatar, he said: "Maybe, you never know".