Raheem Sterling’s second-minute header was enough for Manchester City to sit ten points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
has praised his men for their battling qualities after a 1-0 victory over the Gunners at Emirates Stadium.
scored the only goal of the game in the first half to seal the three points for Manchester City as they extend their lead at the top of the standings beforeManchester United
’s game withNewcastle
Manchester City could have finished off the game as they had a number of chances. However, Guardiola was not concerned by the narrow result.
"They are aggressive with one-to-one pressing. They move really well in the pockets and speed from the sides. It's so difficult to play against. We knew today would be one of the toughest ones but we scored early and we could control it,”
he toldBBC Sport
"Every game you are not going to win games 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, sometimes when you win 1-0 it is so good. We have to realize what we are doing is so difficult. It is a struggle, a fight, behind the ball and that is why we like this result.
"It is one more, one more. We think all the time the next one. That is now Champions League, then West Ham at home. One at a time. 39 points to play. We have 10 upfront. So we have to win."