Pep Guardiola has described his players display against Arsenal as “outstanding” after earning a convincing 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium.
Having also dismantled Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley in the EFL Cup final at the weekend, Guardiola was pleased to see his players push on 10 miles east to move 16 points clear of Manchester United at the top of the table.
“Mentally we were strong. We were clinical. We scored three outstanding goals,” he told BBC Sport. “After that it was not easy – the first 15 minutes of the second half we were poor. Still, it’s an amazing result for us.
“We are out of the FA Cup and we won the League Cup. Now it’s just two competitions and you fight for one of them for 10 months. These are the last steps to be champions, you keep going until the end.
“We have to win five games. We don’t think too much. Now we play Chelsea. Hopefully we have the desire to win, to be the best team in England. We forget that we are tired.”