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Premier League tougher with Pep, says Wenger

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 3,810

Pin Wenger (L) believes that Guardiola's presence in the Premier League makes it tougher. AFP
Wenger (L) believes that Guardiola's presence in the Premier League makes it tougher. AFP

Premier League tougher with Pep, says Wenger

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 3,810

Arsene Wenger believes that the presence of Pep Guardiola and other top managers in the Premier League makes it a tougher competition.

Wenger will go up against the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager when he takes his side to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and the Frenchman believes that the Premier League has become a tougher competition due to the influx of a number of world class managers, including Guardiola.

"I know it's competitive and we're surrounded by top-class managers but I want to win," Wenger said ahead of his team's clash with City.

"I think that the fight will be tighter and more difficult than ever and that we have an opportunity to prove that we can deal with the new competition.

"Of course, it stimulates everybody. We will see. It will be very open until the end I think".

Wenger went on to speak about Pep Guardiola's Barcelona team, one which many consider as the best in football history, and the Arsenal manager conceded that the Catalan's former side was the best he has faced in his career.

"I played a semi-final against Milan with Monaco in the Champions League in 1994. They were good as well.

"But with Arsenal we faced Barcelona at its peak. At the time when Xavi was still young enough, Andres Iniesta was coming up, Dani Alves was still young. They were the best team I have played.

"They were all hungry, young. Lionel Messi was 20, 21, 22. They were all coming up with a huge hunger and desire. It was natural for them.

"Let's not forget they had some team there. They had (Samuel) Eto'o and (Thierry) Henry and (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic and Messi. Imagine what that was like. Ibrahimovic still scores goals today".

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