Fri 30 December 2022 | 19:06

Silva claims that City are calm as they try to close in on Arsenal

There is no sign of panic at City’s camp despite their unhappiness about their league position as they chase down Arsenal.


Bernardo Silva

insists that there’s “no panic’ at Manchester City camp even though they are currently 5 points behind Arsenal and are sitting second in the table.

Arsenal have been impeccable this season, winning 13 of their 15 matches in the league, losing only once. The Gunners are sitting comfortable at the top of the table with closest pursuers City and Newcastle United 5 and 7 points behind them respectively.

However, Bernardo Silva claims that despite the 5-point gap, the defending champions are calm as they try to overtake Arsenal.

"It's the Premier League. You never know what is going to happen in this league. Newcastle United since the takeover have invested very well and look like they have a very good project,"

Silva told the Sky Sports.

"Arsenal is not a surprise, maybe for some but not for me. I know the manager very well; I know how well he understands the game and how he deals with his players because when he was with us, he did the same thing.

"It's a very young team but when you add players with a winning mentality like Gabby [Gabriel Jesus] and [Oleksandr] Zinchenko then it becomes a very dangerous side. I'm not surprised at all about Arsenal.

"We're behind and have to go after them knowing it's a difficult league. The league is still very much alive. We're not in a perfect position but we're better than most teams so we'll keep fighting.

"There’s no sense of panic but concern that we're five points behind – we're not happy. We know we can't make more mistakes. Arsenal can make mistakes and if they drop a few points they'll be a in a race with us and other teams.

"If we drop points, maybe Newcastle will go past us, [Manchester] United will go past us, Tottenham will go past us and Arsenal will keep running and it won't be easy to go after them.

"There's no panic but definitely motivation and a lot of focus to not let them go further away from us."

While the Gunners have a tough test against Brighton on Saturday,


will clash with Everton on the same day.



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