Guardiola: The Arsenal win was vital for our mental strength
Manchester City’s win against Arsenal broke the deadlock after their two previous Premier league matches against Leicester City and Leeds United were defeated and drawn respectively. Despite the absence of Aymeric Laporte, Guardiola’s team were able to defend their only goal and managed to seal the three points from the crucial game. In an interview after the match, Pep Guardiola has spoken about his team’s performance and the importance of this match for Man City’s mentality.
"It was a tight game as we expected. It was for our heads, so important this victory, for the problems that we have," Guardiola told Sky Sports.
"In the game against Leeds, Ederson made outstanding saves and again today.
"What we have done today, without the ball, defending together. I think Nathan and Ruben were incredible, and Kyle as a central defender.
"We could not train one session on the build-up [with this back three]. We need more time to grow as a team, but it's okay
"I think this game is going to help us to make a step forward."