Wenger: Man City only beat us by 0.1 expected goals

Date published: Monday 13th November 2017 2:56

Arsene Wenger claims that the ‘expected goals’ score between Manchester City and Arsenal proves that they are not far behind the league leaders.

The Gunners lost the game 3-1 to leave themselves 12 points behind City, but Wenger is keen to point out another statistic.

“I think they are a good side but they are not an unstoppable side,” Wenger said on beIN Sports.

“If you look at the expected goals, it was 0.7 for them and 0.6 for us, it was a very tight game, they created very little, had very little number of shots on target, one more than us, that’s all.

“Overall, I think we were hugely punished with the goal. At 2-1 we were in the game. I don’t dispute they are a good side, but not an unstoppable side.

“The referee had an absolutely atrocious input into the result of the game.”

Wenger was then asked whether City could emulate his Invincibles and remain unbeaten throughout the season.

“People always want to predict what will happen in the game. I don’t know more more than you, maybe, maybe not. But at the moment only one team has done it.”

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