Wenger confronts Guardiola ahead of Arsenal's loss to City

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Wenger confronts Guardiola ahead of Arsenal's loss to City

Wenger confronts Guardiola ahead of Arsenal's loss to City

The French manager is under a lot of pressure right now as another year without Champions League football looms, and his welcome to Pep didn't appear too friendly.

There was an image that went unnoticed for many fans in the run-up to the Premier League match on Thursday night between Arsenal and Manchester City, one where the pressure on Arsene Wenger appeared to show.

Stern words from Arsene to Pep

Wenger and Pep Guardiola were facing up against each other for the second time in just four days following Sunday's Carabao Cup final. The match that ended with the Spanish coach picking up his first trophy in English football saw some antics on the sidelines.

And that tension may have been on the home manager's mind, as well as a concern that his team would be humiliated again by the Premier League champions-elect, as he greeted City's boss onto the Emirates pitch. Rather than the usual brief, and normally cordial handshake, Wenger gave his opposite number what appeared to be a firm few words in his ear.

As yet we have not been told what the contents of that particular conversation were. But after City raced to a 0-3 lead at the home of the Gunners, and then had a foot-off-the-brake attitude in the second half, maybe Pep had indeed instructed his players as per those Wenger words.

Premier League

Table PTS W D L
5Chelsea 53 16 5 7
6Arsenal 45 13 6 9
7Burnley 37 9 10 9
Full standing
Next matches
Brighton - Arsenal D-04/03 14:30
Arsenal - Watford D-11/03 14:30
Leicester - Arsenal S-17/03 16:00
Fixtures

*Update 2 de marzo de 2018

Premier League

Table PTS W D L
1M. City 75 24 3 1
2M. United 59 18 5 5
3Liverpool 57 16 9 3
Full standing
Next matches
M. City - Chelsea D-04/03 17:00
Stoke City - M. City L-12/03 21:00
M. City - Brighton D-18/03 17:00
Fixtures

*Update 2 de marzo de 2018

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