Johann Djourou is aware that Man City will not be easy opponents for Arsenal tomorrow, but he doesn’t see any reason why the Gunners can’t win the game and finish City’s title challenge.
“They’re a very good team and have showed it,” he said. “They’ve had a little dip recently though, and we can definitely beat them at Emirates – that’s not something I have any doubts about. They have quality all over the pitch though and will give us a good game – they are still fighting hard for the title, but we can’t worry about that.
“It’s just about getting the points we need and winning the games we have to win. This is a big game for both of us, but it’s down to us to beat them and show how good we are.”
Although last weeks reversal at QPR was a slight setback, he doesn’t think that will affect the outcome of tomorrows match.
“It was a tough game and I do think you have to give a lot of credit to QPR – they played very well and had to give everything because they’re fighting to stay in the division,” he said.
“From our point of view it was disappointing though – we’d put in some great performances before that game and missed something this time.
“You don’t want these things to happen, but that’s sport – this time we were beaten by a team that seemed to want it a little bit more. Now we have to concentrate on beating Manchester City and keeping third place, because it’s not done yet.”
It certainly isn’t! And if Sunderland can take some points off Tottenham today then Arsenal simply have to take advantage. As well as getting the pleasure of stopping Samir Na$ri from winning any trophies!