Manchester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern have been in high spirits in recent times after seeing their team begin the defence of their Premier League title with a routine victory.
Pep Guardiola’s men eased past Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as they seek to become the first side since Manchester United back in 2009 to retain the league title, having dominated last time round in accumulating 100 points from their 38 league games. And the Citizens made a great start on Sunday as goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva secured a comfortable victory over Unai Emery’s Gunners on the opening weekend of the campaign.
And given how excellent the North West outfit were in their first match of the season, and winning without some of their most influential stars from last term, things look very ominous indeed for their title rivals, with City already proving that they will win the league again this season.
Ultimately, there were some concerns from many that the Citizens hadn’t strengthened enough over the summer despite winning the title with ease last time round, with Riyad Mahrez the only big-name addition during the close season.
However, they have immediately hit their stride by producing an outstanding display on the opening weekend, with the likes of Sterling, Silva, and indeed left back Benjamin Mendy, who missed much of last season, impressing for Guardiola’s side.
Significantly, City produced a high-level of performance without Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, and Nicolas Otamendi, all of whom played a vital part in their success last term to suggest that, frighteningly for everyone else, the Citizens can actually improve.
And while there has been much change at Arsenal over the summer, and as such very few were expecting them to beat City on Sunday, the way in which Guardiola’s side dismantled a fellow top six team is the clearest statement yet that they are ready to retain the Premier League this term.
And having won the league at a canter last time round, the North West outfit have already proven why they will again win the title this term.
Man City fans… what do you think? Let us know!