Arsene Wenger says Manchester City may not dominate as expected next season under new boss Pep Guardiola due to the competitive nature of the English top flight.
The former Barcelona head coach was announced on Monday as the successor to Manuel Pellegrini in the summer after three years at Bayern Munich, but Wenger believes his impressive record in Germany and Spain could be under threat for the first time in England.
“If you look at the tendency in the Premier League it looks difficult to have a high percentage of winning games,” he said. “The Premier League is now maybe more difficult to be consistent than any other league.”
And asked if Guardiola would have been a good Arsenal manager, he replied: “I will not choose my successor here. I just want to leave the club in a position where it can do better when I am gone.”
On Arsenal’s current form, Wenger added: “We have to look at the facts. We haven’t won for four games. We want to come back to winning. We shouldn’t be alarmed. The quality of our performances were there.”
“I have not really looked at the table because there are so many [teams still in with a chance] – five, six? It makes it interesting, even if we would love it to be less interesting,” he joked.Man