Pep Guardiola opens up on moment he thought Man City would lose Premier League title to Arsenal

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has spoken about the moment he thought that the Premier League title might fall into Arsenal's grasp.

The Spaniard revealed his anxiety as Tottenham forward Son Heung-min raced through on goal on Tuesday evening and how he was petrified that if Son scored, Arsenal would be leading in the league table on the final day. The potential for Deja vu was immense due to Son historically often getting the better of City after Manu Akanji's error and especially considering that City had never previously won at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League.

Two Erling Haaland goals ensured Man City came out victorious, however, meaning City can win the league on Sunday with a win over West Ham United. It could have been so different though if Son scored in that vital moment in the second half.

"You know how many times Son punishes us the last seven, eight years? How many goals they score with Harry Kane? Oh my god," Guardiola said.

"We define here how is the team," he continued. "Ortega saves the actions, otherwise Arsenal are champions, that is the reality. Margins are so tight.

"Stefan makes an incredible save. He has this talent, one vs one he is one of the best keepers I've seen in my entire life. He has the German culture, stand up, don't go down. Since I arrive, in the FA Cup and Carabao Cups. Ederson has had four injuries [this season]. He is so reliable, an incredible keeper. Our keeper trainer made an incredible decision to sign him."

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Guardiola fell to the floor as Son raced through on goal before Ortega saved, with the former Barcelona man joking that he did so because he had a bad back and that position was comfier. The City boss is now concentrating on Sunday in the hope of ensuring his side win a fourth consecutive Premier League.

"Now we have to be focussed, Wednesday recovery, two days training. I'm sure now it will be similar to Aston Villa in terms of emotions and difficulty. We have to stay in the game and our momentum we will have, our people and momentum. and try to do it," he said.

"I liked [what I saw] because they were so happy in locker room but at the same time they know it's not done. I didn't see an extra celebration. They know it will be tough.

"When you have all the people to come here to the Etihad at 3pm on Sunday. Bring incredible energy, go in there and win every inch and every metre to deserve to win the game. All you have to do is win the game, do something any other team has done. Being in that chance, we are fortunate."