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Wenger: Manchester City are on another planet

12:49 GMT+3 20/11/2017
Arsenal Arsene Wenger
The Premier League leaders have impressed the French boss, though his own side have been enjoying getting one up on their fierce rivals

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been blown away by Manchester City's dominance in the Premier League, claiming Pep Guardiola's side are "on another planet".

Wenger himself has been enjoying the fruits of his own team's labour of late after winning the North London Derby, with contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil answering their critics with superb performances in a 2-0 win over their fierce rivals.

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Bragging rights in England's capital have gone a long way to easing the frustration of a 3-1 result at the Etihad in the previous match day, where Wenger feels City were awarded an unjust penalty following simulation from Raheem Sterling.

The Frenchman has since lauded the England international's efforts, but still feels Guardiola's side do not need the added boost of questionable refereeing on their side as they continue to sweep opponents aside in the Premier League title race.

“Manchester City are on another planet with results,” Wenger told the press.

“That's why, two weeks ago, I was so angry – because they didn't need that help.”

Saturday's win over Spurs means the Gunners extended their home winning streak to 11 straight victories and now Wenger is keen to see how far his side can go in the race for the English top-flight title.

“The longer you are somewhere, the more guilty you feel if it doesn’t go well,” the 68-year-old went on.

“That’s the negative side of being a long time somewhere, you know what it means to people. But overall, we are still in November.

“I am more focused on the future of this team — how far can we go? How much can we push on? What can we take from the game today and transfer into our next games for the rest of the season?

“But of course you know what it means for your fans, so at least you think it was a positive day for them.”