Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany does not believe the club have any need to be concerned about in-form Arsenal’s visit to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
For virtually the first time this season, the Blues are under a bit of scrutiny, having followed up their Champions League exit by losing in the Premier League for the first time this season, at Chelsea.
By contrast, Arsenal have recovered from their own disastrous start to collect 22 points from their past 24, a surge that has taken them back towards the top four. Yet Kompany is not nervous, insisting City’s performances this term give them every right to be confident.
“Arsenal are a great team. But we can beat great teams,” said Kompany.
“On Sunday, we are looking to do what they have done.
“They have picked themselves up after a difficult month. The way they have done that is absolutely incredible. I consider them as a top team, who will make a top game of it.
“But we are a difficult team to beat at home. In the big games, even when we didn’t win, we still looked like the team that was most likely to.”