Pep Guardiola came out in support of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after his Manchester City side doled out another sound beating to increase the pressure on the Frenchman.
After losing Sunday’s Carabao Cup final 3-0, the Gunners could not find any level of retribution as they were beaten by the same scoreline.
Guardiola celebrated his 100th game in charge in style as Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all scored wonderful first-half goals for City, who now require only five more wins to secure the Premier League title.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are now 10 points off the top four and a massive 30 points adrift of the champions-elect.
With seven defeats from 13 games across all competitions in 2018, Wenger’s position has again started to be questioned by supporters and pundits alike.
But Guardiola suggested his counterpart would make the right decision over his own future, given his extensive history at Arsenal.
“He knows my admiration for him,” he said of the Frenchman.
“We play, we fight many, many times in Barcelona, a lot of times in Bayern Munich, a lot of times here in Premier League. A lot of times.
“I can understand the situation. I know all the managers can be in that situation. He knows, he handles that situation. He has a lot of experience.
“He knows the club, he knows the Premier League, he knows his players. And I’m sure he’s going to take the right decision, for the club, for him, for the players, for everybody.”